A considerable responsibility is placed upon everyone who wishes to hunt and shoot game. To be allowed to hunt in the Nordic countries you must first undergo a compulsory hunting education and then pass a written examination. If you desire to hunt large game, you must also document your sharp-shooting skills by passing a shooting test.

The objective is to ensure that hunters possess a high standard of morals and ethics and that they have the ability to ensure that the animals are culled in a humane manner. All unnecessary suffering of animals must be avoided. For this reason, hunters are constantly reminded to maintain an appropriate shooting distance, to practice target shooting on a regular basis and to ensure that they have a good knowledge of firearms and game