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Find more detailed figures for number of hunting permissions issued and animals shot by sex, age and wild reindeer area.

Wild reindeer hunting

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Key figures

6 129

reindeer shot in the hunting season 2016

Wild reindeer felled:
NumberShareChange, per cent
2015 - 20162012 - 2016
2016
Total6 129100.0-5.812.4
Males
Calf87714.30.111.7
Yearlings5529.0-24.6-7.4
Older1 41423.1-9.84.9
Females
Calf83013.55.918.4
Yearlings2834.6-23.1-5.4
Older2 17335.5-0.426.2

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Table 1 
Wild reindeer felled, by age, sex and wild reindeer area.

Wild reindeer felled, by age, sex and wild reindeer area.
TotalCalfYearlingsOlder
MalesFemalesMalesFemalesMalesFemales
19926 5148517458443961 7911 88751
19936 6258737407913551 8721 99452
19946 5818457098353651 7392 08841
19957 7771 0519388163981 8492 72543
19969 3951 2551 1219265172 2883 28848
19979 1791 1481 0421 0305602 0623 33745
19989 7611 3491 2259634752 0883 66145
19998 9921 1621 0621 0184492 1763 12541
20007 6319758907403322 0712 62336
20016 9761 0338977043051 7102 32750
20026 6171 0298576382521 7372 10458
20034 4176406574001771 1871 35651
20043 8956275133441581 0711 18255
20054 8176475324432481 5671 38047
20065 0916486044732191 5361 61146
20074 6706986153951971 2791 48650
20085 1557696695032351 2331 74655
20095 0988106794632251 2881 63353
20105 4478097275492641 3141 78452
20115 4238486735642721 3161 75039
20125 4517857015962991 3481 72233
20137 1401 0549306554081 8542 23939
20147 9441 1061 0307304051 8342 83938
20156 5098767847323681 5682 18131
20166 1298778305522831 4142 17324
 
Wild reindeer area
Setesdal - Ryfylke466826345287517316
Skaulen - Etnefjella1121322138
Setesdal - Austhei16728141911385716
Hardangervidda1 8461881812128635882112
Blefjell2994134828
Nordfjella335464017139512437
Oksenhalvøya0000000.
Fjellheimen466702171457
Brattefjell - Vindeggen8315876143335
Lærdal - Årdal00000000
Vest - Jotunheimen00000000
V34=Reinheimen-Breheimen668105101402420119772
Førdefjella10233020100
Sunnfjord3100002100
Svartebotnen0000000.
Snøhetta6476070562422820949
Rondane361594436139411548
Sølnkletten22919292413707437
Forelhogna59813914251307316375
Knutshø25333392120726859
Norefjell- Reinsjøfjell3167372127549890
Våmur - Roan60101251161675
Tolga øst10000103

Table 2 
Wild reindeer hunting. Licences issued, animals felled and per cent felled

Wild reindeer hunting. Licences issued, animals felled and per cent felled
Licences issuedAnimals felledPer cent felled
198816 1836 51440
198916 2926 62541
199018 3966 58136
199117 9877 77743
199212 7539 39574
199312 7549 17972
199415 8629 76162
199518 0878 99250
199619 7697 63139
199720 4116 97634
199821 9336 61730
199922 0814 41720
200021 2873 89518
200113 8214 81735
200211 3675 09145
20038 6014 67054
20047 1025 15573
200510 2145 09850
200610 9865 44750
20079 3025 42358
201216 6555 45133
201318 3547 14039
201420 9667 94438
201520 9126 50931
201625 4656 12924

About the statistics

The statistics give an overview of Norwegian wild reindeer hunting. The figures show the number of reindeer shot and the number of permissions given, by age, sex and reindeer areas. The statistics also comprise figures on estimated carcass weight.

Definitions

Definitions of the main concepts and variables

Hunting ground
One basic territorial unit sanctioned for hunting cervids and allotted felling licences.
 
Qualifying area
Area forming the basis for hunting licences allotted by the municipalities. For moose and red deer, the area includes mainly woodland and bogs.
 
Licences issued
The number of animals that the municipality has given each hunting ground permission to shoot.
 
Selective shooting
Licences issued with an obligation for a certain distribution of animals felled, by calf, 1½-year-old animals, adult males and adult females.
 
Per cent felled
Shot animals as a percentage of licences issued.
 
The hunting year
One hunting year lasts as from 1 April as to 31 March the following year.

Standard classifications

Classification of wild reindeer areas

Administrative information

Name and topic

Name: Wild reindeer hunting
Topic: Agriculture, forestry, hunting and fishing

Next release

Responsible division

Division for Primary Industry Statistics

Regional level

Wild reindeer area.

Frequency and timeliness

Annual.

International reporting

Not relevant

Microdata

Data sets are stored at Statistics Norway.

Background

Background and purpose

The purpose of these statistics is to show the extent of wild reindeer hunting in Norway. Until 1951, the statistics covered all registered felling of wild reindeer, both those that were shot through legal hunting and those that were shot or died in other ways. After 1952, the statistics only cover wild reindeer legally killed through ordinary hunting.

Users and applications

The most important users of these statistics are The Norwegian Environment Agency, the County Departments of Environmental Affairs, professional bodies, the media, research and educational institutions and the local wildlife authorities.

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 inthe Statistics Release Calendar. This is one of Statistics Norway’s key principles for ensuring that all users are treated equally.

Coherence with other statistics

Statistics on the number of felled moose and red deer, as well as registered non-harvest morality of cervids are published.

Legal authority

The wildlife act.

EEA reference

Not relevant

Production

Population

The statistics include all legal hunting of wild reindeer in Norway.

Data sources and sampling

The Wild Reindeer Councils

Total census

Collection of data, editing and estimations

Statistics Norway obtains data on felling quotas and the hunting data from the individual Wild Reindeer Councils.

Sum checks and checks of the number of animals felled against the number of licences issued are performed. In the event of a lack of clarity in the submitted data, the Wild Reindeer Council is contacted for additional information.

Number of animals felled and number of hunting licenses issued are summarised and distributed on wild reindeer council.

Seasonal adjustment

Not relevant

Confidentiality

Not relevant

Comparability over time and space

The statistics are comparable back to 1952 (see chapter 2.1.).

Accuracy and reliability

Sources of error and uncertainty

The data capture is closely connected to the local wildlife management, and the data quality is regarded as very good. Some hunting grounds cross municipal borders. In some cases this makes it difficult to decide in which municipality some of the animals were felled. The distribution of these animals is determined by the Wild Reindeer Council and does not affect the total number of wild reindeer felled.

The level of non-response is negligible. Reporting to Statistics Norway is compulsory for all Wild Reindeer Councils. Statistics Norway reminds the councils that have not forwarded their reports within three weeks from the end of the hunting season. In that way, all councils are covered.

Revision

Not relevant

Contact

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