Bullets that weigh between 9 and 10 grams
must have impact energy of at least 2.700 joules
100 metres from the barrel.
Th e same regulations are to be applied for the
hunting of fallow deer and wild boar. However,
for these kinds of game it is also acceptable to use
shotguns loaded with slug-ammunition. To hunt
this way, it is compulsory to use a single-barrel
Th e hunting of beavers may only be done with
rifl es. When hunting roe-deer; hunters may use
shotguns between 1 October and 31 January. At
all other times of the year, rifl es are to be used.
Th e minimum requirement for ammunition when
hunting beaver or roe-deer; is for the bullet to
weigh at least 3.2 grams, with an impact of at least
800 joules at 200m from the barrel.
No fully jacketed bullets are allowed for hunting
the species mentioned above, along with no use of
shotguns that can be loaded with more than three
cartridges. Th ere may be a prohibition of leadfi
lled cartridges in some wetlands.
Sweden has a great variety of wildlife and
game animals that are not found in other parts of
Europe anymore, such as the great moose.
Guns are capable of harmful and fatal
consequences; and gun laws are quite stringent
in Sweden. To be a gun owner requires a licence,
which is tightly controlled by regulations. A
potential gun owner needs to meet requirements
to be granted a licence. Various forms of selfdefence
weapons or deadly weapons such as
pepper-spray to full-automatic machine guns are
technically legal. However, most licences for gun
ownership are for hunters, as wildlife hunting is
highly in vogue in this country.
Th e weapons law is not applied to airguns and
similar weapons with a projectile energy less
than 10 joules at the end of barrel. Such minor
weapons do not require a license and are available
for purchase by anyone over the age of 18 years.
Th is is also relevant for breech-loading rifl es
manufactured prior to 1890.
To apply and obtain a gun licence, the
prospective gun owner approaches the local police.
Th e applicant must be in good standing and at
least 18-years-old. Th ere may be exceptions for
a younger aged applicant to be granted a licence.
Th e applicant must be a member of an approved
Situated in northern Europe,
Sweden lies west of the
Baltic Sea and Gulf of Bothnia,
providing a long coastline, and
forms the eastern part of the
Scandinavian peninsula. To
the west is the Scandinavian
mountain chain (Skanderna),
a range that separates
Sweden from Norway. Finland
is located to its northeast. It
has maritime borders with
Denmark, Germany, Poland,
Russia, Lithuania, Latvia and
Estonia and it is also linked
to Denmark (south-west) by
the Öresund Bridge Its border
with Norway (1,619 km long)
is the longest uninterrupted
border within Europe.
Sweden lies between
latitudes 55° and 70° N, and
mostly between longitudes
11° and 25° E (part of Stora
Drammen island is just west
At 449,964 sq km (173,732 sq
mi), Sweden is the 55thlargest
country in the world,
the fourth-largest country
entirely in Europe and the
largest in Northern Europe.
The lowest elevation in
Sweden is in the bay of
Lake Hammarsjön, near
Kristianstad, at −2.41m (−7.91ft )
below sea level. The highest
point is Kebnekaise at 2,111m
(6,926ft ) above sea level.
There are many forested areas
of Sweden, where driven and
other hunts are carried out for
a variety of species.