The County Administrative Board in Örebro County has today taken the decision on the licensed hunting of wolves. Winter hunting in Örebro County covers a total of six wolves in Lokareviret located on the border between Örebro and Värmland.
The main purpose of licensed hunting is to reduce the density of wolf territories and the concentration of the wolf where it is greatest, to conflicts between humans and animals should be minimized. The hunt starts on 2 January 2016 and lasts at most until 15 February.
Lokareviret have had wolf establishment for a long time and there are several sheep flocks. According to the last year's inventory, there is no genetically important wolves in the area.
The space for the hunting of wolves in Örebro County is not as big this year as last year. The Swedish wolf population is managed nationally, and the number of huntable determined based on Environmental Protection Agency's decisions on minimum levels and regional management plans.
Broad support across county boundaries
The county administrative boards concerned by wolves cooperate on decisions concerning hunting license so that the distribution and hunting jack does not affect the wolf population. Besluten och överenskommelserna om lämpligt jaktuttag är tagna i bred förankring inom det mellersta rovdjursförvaltningsområdet där Örebro län ingår.
License Raiders comprises a total 46 individuals and the county considers this to be of limited amount and a reasonable cash out of the fox population size and growth. The affected counties in the middle predator management area, after consultation agreed consumptive per county as follows:
Värmland - 20 Wolves (länsegna revir)
Orebro / Värmland - 6 Wolves (gemensamt revir, administreras av Örebro)
Dalarna - 8 Wolves
Gavleborg - 6 Wolves
Västmanland - 6 Wolves