Swedish moose do not sport the kind of headgear North Americans are used to. And it is far from certain that any individual hunter who visits this country will take a specimen that makes the Safari Club International Record Book.
On the other hand, what Sweden offers is a fascinating hunting experience, especially if you opt for what is called a Jamthund hunt. These hunts involve the use of specially trained dogs that bay, and hold, moose until hunters arrive. In some instances, they actually provoke the moose to charge and fight and work their way to where the hunter is waiting.
All of this is a roundabout way of introducing a Swedish guide service we just heard about. It is operated by a man named Magnus Lindström, who says he can offer Jamthund, as well as driven hunts for moose, plus outings in search of reindeer and birds. We do not pretend to know much about Lindström or his guide service, and we pass his name along simply because we know he offers some hunts that we know to be very interesting. His name comes to us from agent Charles Goldenberg of Premier Safaris, who says Lindström has been very professional in early dealings. Moreover, he says the man's references check out.
Here at The Hunting Report, we're eager to get some first-hand input on Lindström and urge any hunters who go afield with him to file reports. In the meantime, we have written Lindström ourselves and received this short note:
"Thank you for your interest in northern Sweden, or what we Swedes call `Norrland.' This area becomes more and more Europe's last wilderness. It can be just as exotic as Alaska or Africa for foreign guests. I have managed a hunting and fishing business here since 1996. I started hunting in........(continued)