Skane usually referred to as Scania in English, is the southernmost of Sweden’s 25 traditional non-administrative provinces. Situated just a short forty-minute drive from Copenhagen airport, it offers the travelling guns some of the best Goose and Duck shooting found anywhere in Europe. Shooting commences over a vast 5,000 hectares of land, and it’s possible to enjoy some wonderful, unlimited bag days of both species. It’s a region well-loved and well-regarded amongst the whole shooting community and a destination on many a keen wildfowlers bucket list.
The first of the two shooting premises is situated along the coast nearby to Bjärred, close to the Barsebäck Estate, a 19th century Dutch Renaissance-style castle. The second is found just outside the city of Landskrona. With only a 40 kilometre drive between the two area’s, it’s very well connected and easy to shoot over both on the same day. The guide, Kristofer Hansson and his team have over ten years of experience and offer a top-class guiding service. They’re highly knowledgeable on Duck and Goose shooting in Sweden, as well as the array of hunting areas, landscapes, calls and creating pits, lay blinds, and natural concealment; he and his team are some of the most respected guides found in Sweden.
If you are passionate about your wildfowling and yearn for the best experience possible, then look no further. Enjoy three days of fantastic big bag Goose shooting with two afternoons of quality Duck flighting mixed in.
Sweden is renowned for its high volume shoots, unlimited bag days and the variety of species on offer, and it’s these three things that attract travelling guns back year after year.
Goose are one of the most famous quarries, and Sweden is one of those rare destinations that offer the hunter the chance to target three different species. Barnacle, Greylag, and Canada Geese all populate the shooting grounds and provide the opportunity for a genuine mixed bag. Around December time, when temperatures plummet, they migrate from the arctic to the commercial winter crops that span Sweden’s rolling terrain. Here birds find endless high-calorie food sources such as sugar beets, corn, carrots, winter wheat and canola, which provide the perfect conditions for fattening. The vast expanses of untouched wilderness also provide some ideal roosting conditions.
Along with Geese, there’ll also be the chance to target Ducks, and an afternoons Duck shooting can be fast and furious. Travelling guns will have the opportunity to target mainly Mallards and Teal, but there’s always the chance of a few surprises along the way.
As well as the species on offer, the reality of shooting high numbers of birds and shells is something that draws keen hunters from all around the globe. The birds have no bag limit, and each year in Sweden, hunting days of over 200 birds aren’t uncommon, and while there are no guarantees, expectations for 20-40 birds per hunter daily are reasonable.
The majority of the Goose hunting occurs over harvested fields, grass fields, and fields where winter crops get planted. The shooting gets set up over patterned decoys, and you’ll either be laying in layblinds or hides in hedges, waiting for the birds to fly over. The Duck shooting usually commences on the edges of lakes and ponds as the flighting birds pass over at dusk.
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Goose shooting in Sweden is usually a morning affair, and you’ll be at your designated hunt area around an hour and fifteen minutes before sunrise, where you’ll meet your guide, Kristofer. He and his team will arrange the decoys and blinds and also take this time to explain how they work and what to expect during your day’s hunting. They will also supply you with all your cartridges for the day, situated in your blind, with enough to see you through a busy mornings shoot.
As the birds start visiting and the shoot commences, Kristofer and his team will usually hide a few hundred metres away from the action. However, they’re always on hand to immediately pick up any Geese as and when they fall, ensuring that any new flocks won’t be scared away. At approximately 11:00am, the days shooting will come to an end, as the birds will stop their morning flyover. Any birds that have been shot get gathered and take place in a small parade as a mark of respect and allow you to take a few pictures if you wish.
After the morning’s hunt, you will retreat to the B&B or somewhere local for lunch before returning mid-afternoon for the afternoon’s Duck flight. The birds fly over from the ocean to feed on the Estates ponds, and in an afternoon, you can expect at least a couple of drives. If the birds are plentiful, then there’ll be the option to nestle into a hide and stay on for the 6.00 pm dusk flight; this is a challenging yet fun combination of wildfowling and will test your skills and hiding capabilities.
The mixed Goose and Duck shooting in Sweden is guided by Kristofer Hansson and his team, who are undoubtedly some of the most respected and best guides in Sweden. Kristofer, who was born on a farm, began Goose shooting at a very early age. By the age of eighteen, his reputation was already growing outside of his farm. In 2004 he took over the Goose hunting on the famous estate of Barsebäck, and as they say, the rest is history.
Despite being fully guided and well looked after, the shooting and hunting at this destination aren’t for the faint-hearted, and you do need a relatively high level of fitness and shooting ability. The shooting in Sweden involves being quite physical, and on many occasions, you’ll be lying down in your blind to make for the best form of camouflage and then spring up quickly to take your shot as soon as the birds start to pass.
You will need to understand how to load and operate a Semi-Automatic shotgun should you choose not to take your own and a decent understanding of identifying your quarry. An ability to sustain long hours sitting or lying in your blind in all weathers is also essential. With the seasons running between August and October and January and February, the weather and conditions in the late winter months can be cold, and it’s common to experience snow and ice regularly.
You will receive the warmest of welcomes upon arrival at Sundblick Bed & Breakfast, greeted with enthusiasm by the endearing owner Eva, whose main priority is your comfort and well-being. Sundblick is tranquil and beautiful and encapsulated in some stunning surroundings. It will give you a warm and familiar home from home feeling.
Sundblick is set within the green agricultural countryside of Skåne along the coastline of Öresund, which offers the most breathtaking views over the crystal blue ocean and sumptuous scenery.
Despite its outstanding beauty, it’s only one minute from the nearest motorway and only a stone’s throw away from the local amenities, including a range of shops and restaurants. It’s also only fifteen minutes by car from both the Northern and Southern Goose shooting destinations and just fifty minutes from Copenhagen airport – it is a prime location.
This little B&B features six light, spacious, modern and cosy twin rooms, each with a private balcony or terrace so you can sit back and take in the fresh Scandinavian air and sea breeze with no cares in the world.
Breakfast is served with freshly prepared and organically sourced ingredients making for the most nutritious of meals. With the Goose hunting starting before sunrise, a packed lunch is prepared and is ready for you to take out to the field, ensuring you don’t go hungry.
If you wish to have a lunch/dinner back at the B&B, then Eva and her team will be happy to make you something upon request at an extra cost to save you venturing out. If you choose to go out for a bite to eat, there are many places to enjoy and, of course, popular bars to venture into if you would like a change of scenery and a few drinks.
One thing that sets Sundblick apart from others is the preparation that goes into making your stay so memorable; Eva and her team will do their utmost to cater for your every need.
As well as the fantastic Goose shooting in Sweden, it also provides a wide range of activities for the travelling non-hunter.
Sundblick neighbours closely to Järavallan Nature reserve, Barsebäck Golf Country Club and Saxtorp Motocross. It also offers a range of stunning hiking trails and some of the best spots in Sweden for kite surfing. It’s also only 2.5 kilometres away from a grocery store and pizza restaurant, and takeaway should you wish for something quick and easy.
Alternatively, seven minutes onto the motorway will take you to Centre Syd, Löddeköpinge, a shopping centre with multiple restaurants and eighty different stores and boutiques. There’s plenty for everyone to enjoy!
For your convenience, the accomodation also offers free high-speed wireless access. So you can check e-mails or send bragging photos to your friends, family and fellow hunters back home.
The below itinerary is flexible should you require additional shooting days or additional free days to explore; we can tailor this itinerary to suit you personally. Feel free to talk to our travel consultants who can explain all options available.
Kristofer will greet you upon arrival and will be with you to help assist you with gun clearance should you wish to bring your own. You will then collect your hire car from Copenhagen and continue to Sundblick B&B (50 minutes). When you arrive at the Sundblick B&B, the staff will allocate you to your room where you will have time to relax, take in the views and unwind.
Overnight Accommodation: Sundblick (Single room) B/B
Over the next three days be ready to depart the B&B early to arrive for around 1 hour 15 minutes before sunrise. You will have a packed up breakfast ready for you for when you leave. You will need to remember your personal effects such as hearing and eye protection and a decent set of gloves. Once you have settled in and had the safety briefing and given some relevant information on the days hunt you will be left to enjoy your day. A couple of people will be on hand retrieving with their dogs at around 200 metres away to enable your shot quarry to be picked up as you go to avoid scaring incoming flocks. Once the geese have come through and shooting comes to an end at approximately 11:00 am the team with collect the birds and you will be able to appreciate your shot quarry over a respectful parade before the quarry is taken away to be dressed. There won’t be long before you’ll be back at the hunt for your duck flight at around 2:00 pm, so a quick refuel from any of the local eateries will set you up for a good few hours of duck flight.
You will be shooting 1-2 drives into the afternoon and if there is a copious amount coming in, you will be allocated a hole to hide in for a further 6:00 pm flight.
Overnight accommodation: Sundblick (Single room) B/B
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Average Customer Satisfaction Score 95%
"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."
"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."
"Over the last few years, I've done a fair bit of shooting in the UK, but nothing could prepare me for how different and how good Sweden was going to be - the Skane region is literally alive with wildfowl!"
The season runs from October 10th - December 31st.
Season: 10th October-31st December
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