This is what we hunt
Moose (am.) / Elk
Our biggest cloven-footed animal. The male can get two meters high and weigh 300-400 kilos (660-880 lbs). It
stays mainly in forests and swamps and stays preferably near open water. They eat grass, leaves, mushrooms etc.
There are 350-400.000 moose in Sweden and each year aprox. 100.000 are shot. The moose in Scandianvia are related to the ones Siberia, Alaska and Canada.
something called Elk in the
US but that is more like this...
Our smallest cloven-footed animal. In the field the two sexes are hard to distinguish from each other (except when the bucks have horns). A grown buck weighs between 23-28 kilos, the goat is about 2-3 kilos lighter.
From the chart above you see that the species have grown from 200-300 000 (30-50% harvested) to 1,5 million during 1990:ies. This is primary due to a declining population of
foxes, several mild winters and hunters feeding during harsh winters.