Walked up Snow Grouse shooting in Jämtland - Sweden
Luxury accommodation and the best Wild Bird hunting in Sweden
The Medstugan Hunting Lodge
The Lodge was built in 1896-97, and is located at the heart of our 16,500 hectares and is the starting point for our hunts. Over the years, Medstugan has attracted both royalty and foreign big game hunters and there is a real sense of hunting tradition in Medstugan’s walls – hunters have stayed here for over a century and a trophy cabinet bears witness to how hunting was conducted in the early 1900s.
Hunting Snow Grouse using pointing dogs is an old, traditional hunting method that was introduced to Great Britain and the continent in the early to mid-1800s. In the Swedish mountains, grouse hunting has been conducted with pointing dogs since ancient times. Medstugan has been a popular place for game bird hunts for over a century; it even has a special outbuilding that was constructed for hanging the shot grouse. This outbuilding is still in use and now has special preservation status.
We offer grouse hunts using pointing dogs. Hunting takes place on the open mountainsides or in the surrounding forests of mountain birch. We can host groups of varying sizes, but to 2-3 people per guide during the hunt is ideal. This hunting method requires a great deal of walking in the mountains, but the breathtaking views mean you soon forget that you are also getting some exercise. In some occasions we have to use helicopter to get far into the pathless mountains.
Grouse hunting is very sociable, as you have time to chat during the day; it is only in bird situations that discipline and a cool head are necessary. The hunting season starts on 25 August and we recommend two to three days of hunting.
The Medstugan Lodge offers space for up to 12 guests. Breakfast and dinner are eaten in one of our two dining rooms. The day’s hunting stories are best told around the fire in the drawing room, while the lodge’s sauna is wonderful for relaxing in after an exciting and demanding hunt.
To make the most of the day, we usually eat lunch out on the hunt, or in one our hunting cabins. As we believe that food and drink are an important part of the overall experience, so they are presented in more detail below “a culinary experience”.
We have two hunting cabins on our land in addition to Medstugan. These are more basic but remain welcoming, with wood-burners and outside toilets. Meals are delivered daily, so you can enjoy high-class food that our chef prepared at the lodge. It is possible to hunt grouse right up to the eaves of the cabins – and you won’t find accommodation that’s closer to nature or the hunt!