A Traveling Hunter Reports on Moose Hunting in Norway


Published: September - 2010

Subscriber Frederic Hanner has filed a report on a moose hunt he took in an area of Norway called Karasjok in October of 2009. He booked his hunt through Marcel Mennink, who runs an agency called Novahunt (telephone from the US: 011-47-9092-6674; web www.novahunt.eu). More on them in a moment.

Hanner, who has hunted in South Africa and Austria tells us, "There were plenty of big moose present; I saw four big old bulls during my hunt. The animals were often in motion, making a safe shot difficult if you are not used to shooting at moving targets. The bull that I could have shot easily was too small for my taste, so I let it go. I came home without an animal by personal choice."

As to the hunt itself, Hanner recommends bringing "solid and waterproof footwear." He rates the overall outfit he hunted with, and the camp, food and trophy care as good, the ability of his guide as excellent, and comments that the airline he flew, Lufthansa, was "German perfection."

Hanner gives the total cost of his hunt as $3,000 US and notes that there are no trophy fees when hunting with Novahunt.

In summary, Hanner tells us he would recommend this hunt: "I had an awesome time with Marcel Mennink from Novahunt, who did everything to make my stay a pleasant one. The choice of not taking a risky shot was mine. My guide brought me into a lot of contact with moose, the way it should be! I have never experienced nature of such beauty as I found in Norway. Since I had so much fun on a moose hunt with Novahunt, I booked a seal hunt in late January and a capercallie hunt in late September."

In a follow-up e-mail, Mennink gives a fascinating overview of the hunting options and game available in Norway (beaver hunting anyone?). We've appended this e-mail in its entirety to Hanner's report (Report ID 7775) in our database, instantly accessible to E-mail........(continued)

 
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