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Goose Hunting in Melar

 

Melar hunting grounds in Iceland are some of the best goose hunting areas in Europe. The mixture of over 300 ha of barley fields, plenty of grass and a large wetland, makes Melar area extremely attractive for the geese to stay. During the hunting season we have thousands of geese feeding on the grounds.

Hunting on the Melar area is specially designed to keep the quality of the hunting very high. The number of hunters is limited to 4 hunters per day, even though the area would easily handle more. This is done to ensure that the geese will always have a place to feed and rest, as well as to keep the birds in the area. To keep the quality of hunting high throughout the season, there is a limit of 16 geese per hunter per day.

Typical itinerary


Hunters arrive the day before hunting and depart the day after hunting, staying 4 nights in Iceland.
Hunters are collected at their accommodation early morning or in the middle of the night and taken to the hunting grounds, arriving appr. an hour before sunrise. The drive to the hunting grounds from Reykjavik takes about 40 min.
Hunters will prepare for the hunting upon arrival and get ready for the birds to start flying. The hunting itself stops at noon, or earlier if the quota is reached. The hunting typically lasts about 3-4 hours after daylight.

After the hunting the hunters will be taken back to their accommodation.

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Information

Location
Melar hunting grounds are located in South West Iceland, approx. 40 min drive from Reykjavik.

Melar season
September 15 – November 15

Prime time
October 10 – November 5 (can be different, depends on weather)

Species
Graylag goose

Hunting hours
The hunt starts very early in the morning, when it is still dark. Hunters will be at the hunting fields getting ready approx. an hour before sunrise and the hunting itself lasts the first 3-4 hours after daylight.

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