Author(s) Metsähallitus
Published by Metsähallitus, Vantaa, 2014
Pages 1 p.
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Hunting provided much-needed extra food in the archipelago, and was primarily pursued for meat. Hunting water birds used to be a significant way – next after seal hunting – to get fresh meat onto the archipelago household’s table. Male water birds were hunted in the spring as the females were laying their eggs and keeping the bird population going. Seagull’s eggs were also collected.