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Kvarken Archipelago - Hunting

Author: Metsähallitus

Publisher: Metsähallitus , Vantaa , 2014

Layout: 1 p.

Language: english

Other languages: suomi, svenska


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.

Read more:

Kvarken Archipelago (nationalparks.fi)

Updated 21.9.2021

Digital publication:

Hunting (369 KB, pdf)