Hunting in Finland

WILLOW GROUSE – Bird of life

Willow grouse has been in the past the main source of living to people in Northern Finland. That´s why it is called the bird of life. You´ll find sustainable numbers of willow grouse only in northern Finland and Rovaniemi or Ivalo are the airports where connecting flights should be booked. You can also take a night train from Helsinki central train station. Rovaniemi is located 800 kilometers from Helsinki and you can expect to get there in approximately 10-12 hours by driving. Ivalo is located 1100 kilometers from Helsinki and you can drive there in 14-16 hours. You can combine willow grouse hunting with capercaillie and black grouse hunting in the same areas.

  • Hunting Season: Sep 10th - Nov 11th or only willow grouse to Mar 31th
  • Best season: September - March
  • Hunting : Walking with our without pointing dogs
  • Weapon: Shotgun, bow and rifle >22 hornet
  • Target species:

Willow grouse (Lagopus lagopus)
Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus)
Black grouse (Lyrurus tetrix)
Rock ptarmigan (Lagopus muta)

  • Price:

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