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Goose Hunting in Iceland off to a Good Start

The goose hunting season in Iceland began on Thursday last week and hunters say it is off to a good start. To begin with, mostly pink-footed geese are hunted but later graylag geese become the target.

Geese. Photo by Geir Ólafsson.

Shooter Davíd Ingason and his hunting partner caught 15 geese over the weekend. He told Morgunbladid that the hunting season began similarly to last year’s. There are plenty of geese which often gather in groups of 50 or 60 birds, he said.

Sigmar B. Hauksson, chairman of the Shoot Hunting Association of Iceland, said the goose stocks appear to be hardy after the summer as the conditions were good.

Hauksson said graylag geese haven’t arrived in pastures yet. They are still in heaths where there is plenty of vegetation and food. Therefore shooters mainly concentrate on pink-footed geese for now. The main hunting season begins next month.

Click here to read about the reindeer hunting season in Iceland.

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