Swedish Lapland still has wild places, and that’s where Paul Childerley is headed with his guide Robert Magnstrom. We first met Robert when he took us capercaillie hunting in the snow. It was then he promised us a return trip to call in moose in the rut.

Over the past 15 years he has worked on his technique and uses a roll of kitchen flooring to carry his grunts across vast areas of uninhabited wetlands where the moose flourish. The moose rut should be in full swing between mid September and mid October, but it all depends on the weather. The hope is we will get to see the spectacle of a bull moose up close and intoxicated with hormones. 

For the hunt Paul has brought his new Sako 90 Peak in .300 win mag.  The light weight rifle should be ideal for the long treks off the beaten track wading across very wet wetlands. When we do see moose we understand just how well adapted they are to this difficult environment, their long legs allowing them to make progress across the open marshland. 

To enquire about hunting moose or capercaillie contact Robert Magnstrom at ArcticStalking.com, email Robertmagnstrom@gmail.com or on Instagram Instagram.com/arcticStalking 

For more about the Sako Peak  see Sako.Global

If you want to visit Swedish Lapland, check out HeartOfLapland.com

This film appeared in Fieldsports Britain, episode 724.

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