Hunting in Finland

Duck Hunting – Dabbling ducks 

Duck hunting in the unique archipelago differs considerably from the inland water duck hunt, not only because of the environment and setup, but also due to the variety of bird species. Since most of dabblers migrate quite early, August, September and early October is the best time to hunt the largest variety of species. You can still hunt them in November and December but especially pintail, wigeon, shoveler, teals, garganey and eider are not found in good numbers anymore. Finland is the most important producer of many waterfowl species in the European Union. Some species are nowadays declining in Europe and the reason is more environmental chances on habitats than hunting pressure. However, we do our share as sustainable hunters by having a daily bag limit for certain species.


  • Hunting Season: Aug 20th – Dec 31th
  • Best season: August – early October
  • Hunting Technique: Hunting with decoys
  • Weapon: Shotgun and rifle >22
  • Target species:

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)
Eurasian Wigeon (Anas penelope)
Teal (Anas crecca)
Garganey (Spatula querguedela)
Pintail (Anas acuta)
Shoveler (Anas clypeata)
Goosander (Mergus merganser)
Golden eye (Bucphala clangula)
Common eider (Somateria mollissima)
The European herring gull (Larus argentatus
The great black-packed gull (Larus marinus)
Hooded crow (Corvus corone cormix)

  • Suggested no of hunters: 1-3
  • Price:

Early season waterfowl hunt– Southern Finland >>