Hunters in Utsjoki mostly focus in small game and moose. The nearby fells of Utsjoki, Karigasniemi and Nuorgam villages offer an accessible area for hunting willow grouse.
The Utsjoki area belongs in two permit areas for hunting: 1602 Paistunturi and 1603 Kaldoaivi. The areas provide a limited number of small game permits per day, with which visitors are allowed to hunt grouse, hare, small predators and water fowl, within the limits of the hunting season.
Reindeer husbandry is a significant livelihood in the area, so using chasing dogs for hunting is prohibited even with a permit. There may be seasonal restrictions in the areas due to reindeer husbandry.
Permits can be bought from Metsähallitus internetstore (www.eräluvat.fi), at Metsähallitus’ Ivalo Customer Service Point and at the Northern Lapland Nature Centre Siida.