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Active hunters

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Key figures

84 000

hunters went small game hunting

Active hunters
2016-20172015-2016 - 2016-2017
Number of huntersPer cent
Hunted, in total142 1002.2
Small game hunting83 8804.5
Grouse hunting45 78012.0
Hunting on cervids94 2200.1
Moose hunting61 130-0.7
Red deer hunting47 1801.7
Wild reindeer hunting10 430-6.0
Roe deer hunting42 3802.0

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Table 1 
Number of hunters who have reported. County of residence

Number of hunters who have reported. County of residence
Number of hunters buying hunting tax cardNumber of hunters who have reportedNumber of hunters not reporting
TotalHuntedNot hunted
1Comprise Norwegian livving on Svalbard and abroad and persons with unknown adress.
The whole country
2009-2010196 590178 770143 09035 68017 810
2010-2011198 570180 130144 08036 05018 440
2011-2012200 800182 250146 53035 72018 550
2012-2013193 450174 740137 24037 50018 700
2013-2014196 870175 990139 38036 61020 890
2014-2015201 420179 280142 85036 43022 140
2015-2016200 630180 070139 01041 06020 560
2016-2017204 400182 510142 10040 40021 890
 
2016-2017
Østfold9 6308 6606 4202 240980
Akershus19 08017 35012 3604 9901 730
Oslo12 59011 2007 4803 7201 390
Hedmark13 64012 48010 4102 0701 160
Oppland10 6009 6607 8601 790940
Buskerud10 2909 4307 3302 100860
Vestfold6 9306 3504 5801 770590
Telemark8 7507 9706 6301 340780
Aust-Agder5 9305 2504 280970680
Vest-Agder7 7106 9405 6201 320760
Rogaland10 0208 9606 2602 7001 060
Hordaland13 06011 6808 6303 0601 380
Sogn og Fjordane6 9506 3605 3101 050590
Møre og Romsdal10 1509 2307 5001 730920
Sør-Trøndelag16 14014 58011 9202 6601 570
Nord-Trøndelag11 31010 0508 5801 4701 260
Nordland12 79011 2108 9102 3001 580
Troms - Romsa9 7108 5706 9101 6601 140
Finnmark - Finnmárku6 3005 2104 1201 0901 090
Foreigners2 0508707101701 170
Other1770510300220260

Table 2 
Number of hunters, by type of hunting, sex and age

Number of hunters, by type of hunting, sex and age1
Active huntersSmall game huntingGrouse huntingHunting of cervidsMoose huntingRed deer huntingWild reindeer huntingRoe deer hunting
1Comprise persons with Norwegian personal identity number including Norwegians living abroad.
2016-2017
Males131 59078 46042 45087 57056 61044 4909 57040 020
Females9 8205 1303 2606 1404 2302 5308002 200
 
Age of hunter
-20 years5 6103 6901 9503 7902 5601 8604802 010
20-29 years18 40012 4506 78011 5207 1906 0501 4905 960
30-39 years23 14015 0808 28014 5308 8007 4201 7107 220
40-49 years31 80018 95010 69021 05013 44010 7602 3709 660
50-59 years30 16016 9809 59020 23013 22010 3602 1508 680
60-69 years22 32011 5906 28015 54010 6507 5501 5806 110
70 years or older9 9804 8502 1407 0504 9803 0205902 580

Table 3 
Number of hunters, by type of hunting. County of residence

Number of hunters, by type of hunting. County of residence
Active huntersSmall game huntingGrouse huntingHunting on cervidsMoose huntingRed deer huntingWild reindeer huntingRoe deer hunting
1Comprise Norwegian livving on Svalbard and abroad and persons with unknown adress.
The whole country
2011-2012146 53092 17054 94092 11061 31043 3409 00039 560
2012-2013137 24080 78042 95091 69061 22043 7109 45039 240
2013-2014139 38082 74045 11092 03061 29044 2109 81039 470
2014-2015142 85087 76049 65092 86061 22045 35010 61040 370
2015-2016139 01080 28040 86094 13061 55046 41011 09041 540
2016-2017142 10083 88045 78094 22061 13047 18010 43042 380
 
2016-2017
Østfold6 4204 1308404 5003 1805601503 270
Akershus12 3608 7204 0106 5504 3901 6606703 570
Oslo7 4805 7003 6803 0801 7201 0906701 240
Hedmark10 4105 5801 9807 7306 6201 7709303 130
Oppland7 8604 4101 8605 2703 9002 6509002 310
Buskerud7 3304 3501 4904 9703 3502 2609302 490
Vestfold4 5802 9608102 9601 4401 3303102 310
Telemark6 6303 1008605 6204 6103 7701 1903 070
Aust-Agder4 2802 2405803 7202 9002 3505602 880
Vest-Agder5 6203 3901 3404 6103 4802 8404403 740
Rogaland6 2603 7001 7504 4101 4203 4106002 870
Hordaland8 6304 0902 5406 2508905 790870510
Sogn og Fjordane5 3101 5709204 8604304 770520110
Møre og Romsdal7 5003 2402 1006 0702 0605 6607202 950
Sør-Trøndelag11 9207 1405 3707 3605 7904 6207503 660
Nord-Trøndelag8 5804 9103 2806 1905 4902 080803 100
Nordland8 9105 8704 6305 0104 75022020850
Troms - Romsa6 9105 2304 6902 8802 8001102080
Finnmark - Finnmárku4 1203 1102 8701 5301 510301030
Foreigners71029010051031018060160
Other1300160110170100604050

About the statistics

The purpose of the statistics is to provide information about active hunters and which species they hunt.

Definitions

Definitions of the main concepts and variables

Hunter

A person that has paid hunting tax for the hunting season.

Small game

The species included in the statistics on small game hunting. Includes36 species of birds, mammals and roe deer.

Cervid hunters
Persons hunting the following cervid species: moose, red deer, wild reindeer and roe deer.

Small game hunters
Persons hunting the following small game species: capercaillie, black grouse, willow ptarmigan, common ptarmigan, hazel grouse, wood pigeon, raven, crow, magpie, jay, thrush, woodcock, snipe, mallard, common teal, wigeon, golden eye, merganser, tufted duck, common eider, long-tailed duck, common scoter, greylag goose, Canadian goose, pink-footed goose, shag, cormorant, gulls, beaver, mountain hare, red squirrel, red fox, badger, American mink, pine marten and stoat.

The hunting year
One hunting year runs from 1 April to 31 March the following year.

Hunting licence fee
Persons intending to hunt in Norway must pay a hunting licence fee to the Wildlife Fund. The fee is for the full hunting year. Payment of the fee is a prerequisite for hunting, but does not confer the right to hunt in any specific area.

The register of hunters
The Register of Hunters contains hunters licensed to hunt game in Norway. The register also provides an overview of the payment of the hunting licence fee; an annual fee for those who wish to engage in hunting. For more information, see the homepage.

 

License hunting

License hunting involves the use of lethal control to kill a specific number of individual of a given wildlife species motivated by the desire to reduce conflict or depredation. It is authorised under The Norwegian Nature Diversity Act. It is a requirement that hunters are registered as license hunters in the Hunter's register. Registration is made for each large carnivore species, for each separate hunting year.

Standard classifications

Classification of smal game.

Administrative information

Name and topic

Name: Active hunters
Topic: Agriculture, forestry, hunting and fishing

Next release

Responsible division

Division for Primary Industry Statistics

Regional level

County.

Frequency and timeliness

Annual.

International reporting

Not relevant

Microdata

Data sets are stored in accordance with Statistics Norway's guidelines for storing computer files.

Background

Background and purpose

The purpose of the statistics is to obtain an overview of the hunting practice in Norway. The statistics date back to the hunting year 1971/1972. From 1971/1972 to1985/1986 the hunters were asked what type of hunting they intended to carry out. For 1994/1995 and as from 1997/1998 the hunters are asked what type of hunting they have actually carried out. As from 2001/2002, the response rate has been high enough to produce statistics on the hunter's participation in different kinds of hunting.

From the hunting season 2008/2009 figures are published at the municipal level.

Users and applications

The statistics are commissioned by The Norwegian Environment Agency, and are an important tool in the national management of small game. Major users are central and local wildlife management, research and educational institutions, the media, interest groups and interested hunters.

Equal treatment of users

No external users have access to the statistics and analyses before they are published and accessible simultaneously for all users on ssb.no at 8 am. Prior to this, a minimum of three months' advance notice is given in the Statistics Release Calendar. This is one of Statistics Norway’s key principles for ensuring that all users are treated equally.

Coherence with other statistics

There are publised statistics over number of felled small game and roe deer and numbers of persons who have paid the hunting licence fee.

Legal authority

The Wildlife Act and the Statistics Act § 2-1.

EEA reference

Not relevant

Production

Population

The statistics cover all hunters that have paid the hunting licence fee.

Data sources and sampling

The individual hunter.

Everyone that has paid the hunting licence fee for the relevant hunting year.

Collection of data, editing and estimations

Every single hunter must submit a report to Statistics Norway by 1 May on the report form provided or via the Internet.

Regular controls and revisions are carried out on the incoming material. All forms are checked against the Register of Hunters using optical scanning. The forms are checked for absolute and possible errors, and errors are corrected during the revision of the forms.

The hunter's participation in different kinds of hunting is summarised and distributed by county and municipality of residence.

Seasonal adjustment

Not relevant

Confidentiality

Not relevant

Comparability over time and space

From 1971/1972 to1985/1986, the hunters were asked what type of hunting they intended to carry out. For 1994/1995 and from 1997/1998, the hunters were asked what type of hunting they actually carried out.

Accuracy and reliability

Sources of error and uncertainty

Hunters are required to report on the main type of hunting they have carried out. In some cases the hunters either incorrectly report that they have hunted moose, red deer and wild reindeer, or they forget to report. For small game and roe deer hunting, this information can be checked against animals felled. If no animals are felled, however, this information cannot be verified. Other sources of error include missing or incorrectly filled out information from the respondent, and errors during the optical reading of the report form.

Since the hunting year 2001/2002, the response rate has been higher than 90 per cent, and corrections due to non-response have not been carried out. There is reason to believe that the number of hunters without yield, or with very limited yield, is considerably higher among the hunters not reporting than those reporting. Consequently, the effect of non-response for the number of animals felled should be less than for non-reporting hunters.

Until the hunting year 2000/2001, the yield was estimated using different methods. The county level can have variations that are partly due to the calculation routines employed.

In addition, the figures may be affected by errors caused by incorrect and missing data.

Revision

Not relevant

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