The Goose is a bird of several waterfowl species in the Anatidae family, of which there are two living genera of true Geese: The Anser, grey Geese and white Geese, such as the Greylag Goose and Snow Goose and Branta, black Geese, such as the Canada Goose. Among the travelling hunter, one of the most popular species is the Greylag Goose.
As the name suggests, the Greylag is grey in colour with white plumage, pink legs and an orange beak. It’s a relatively large bird, measuring on average between 75cm to 90cm, with a wingspan of 147cm to 180cm and a weight of around 3.3 kilograms. Depending on the tailwind and its enormous wingspan, it can reach an incredible top speed of nearly 70 miles per hour and provides an excellent challenge for the travelling hunter.
It’s no secret that Sweden is one of the best countries to target this wonderful bird. Over recent years, the population has increased tenfold from an annual mean of 22,700 in 1982-1986 to 210,000 in 2007-2011. The Geese migrate from the arctic to the commercial winter crops that span Swedens rolling terrain, as the endless high-calorie food sources such as disced sugar beets, corn, carrots, winter wheat and canola, provide perfect conditions for fattening. The vast expanses of untouched wilderness also provide some ideal roosting conditions. The birds have no bag limit, and each year, hunting days of over 200 birds aren’t uncommon.
Below are the top destinations in the world for Goose Shooting.
If Wild-fowling is your passion and you crave an exhilarating experience then look no further. Sweden is best known for its copious amounts of native and migratory birds and best yet, unlimited bags. You will have the opportunity to be shooting with the most outstanding guide in Sweden Kristofer Hansson and his professional team giving you superlative shooting trip.
The surrounding areas of Barsebäck in Sweden is renowned for the being the best Goose shooting in the world as there is no limit on the bag numbers! So not only will you get the most out of your wild-fowling experience but it will be guaranteed to be the most exciting adventure you'll ever have under the guidance of top class Geese hunters and guides.
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"Our host and guide Kristofer was worth the trip alone, a very knowledgeable man with a fantastic sense of humour. The shooting was A1 and each day, shooting over a variety of different terrain, we enjoyed some superb sport for both Ducks and Geese."
"Simply the best shooting I've ever experienced with good bags of quality birds each day. This was my first time shooting outside of the UK, but it most certainly won't be my last."
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