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.
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.
More from Paul Childerley here:
This military spec thermal drone is helping to answer the tricky question of how many deer live in the UK. Estimates vary wildly – deer are difficult to spot, may be nocturnal and often move around a lot. We follow wildlife consultant Ben Harrower as he flies his high tech
We’re shooting massive Welsh partridges on the Mighty Garth with Paul Childerley, Fieldsports Nation member Gary Froggatt, and shoot owner James Davies Cooke’s old mates from his days at Sparsholt. With the Welsh government attacking fieldsports at every opportunity, this could be our last chance to enjoy outstanding sport and
Paul Childerley is in the Wicklow hills battling the Irish weather to get onto a sika stag in the rut. He’s keen to experience the eerie whistling and argy bargy that make this a magical time of year in these awe-inspiring mountains. After a lung-busting climb and some close calls,
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
Keeping their birds alive and well is every gamekeeper’s priority – and the biggest threat to their pheasants, ducks and partridges is foxes. Thermal technology gives keepers the tools to outwit such a cunning predator. German optics company Zeiss has just released a range of thermal spotters and a front
youtu.be/6CFe3U7d4Zw It’s Battle of the Gamekeepers at the 2023 .410 British Open Championship. Geoff Garrod from Essex goes up against his squad mate Paul Childerley from Bedfordshire. See who wins – and see who wins overall (clue: Olympic gold medallist Richard Faulds is shooting it this year). For more