Almost one in seven registered hunters are women

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In total, 493 000 Norwegian hunters were registered in the official Register of hunters at the end of the hunting year 2016/2017. Women accounted for almost 14 per cent, according to new figures for Registered hunters.

Figure 1. Share of females who payed the hunting licence fee
Figure 1. Share of females who payed the hunting licence fee
Per cent
2002/ 2003 5.6
2003/ 2004 5.9
2004/ 2005 6.1
2005/ 2006 6.3
2006/ 2007 6.5
2007/ 2008 6.8
2008/ 2009 6.9
2009/ 2010 6.9
2010/ 2011 7
2011/ 2012 7.2
2012/ 2013 7.3
2013/ 2014 7.3
2014/ 2015 7.6
2015/ 2016 8
2016/ 2017 8.3

In total, 493 000 Norwegian hunters were registered in the official Register of hunters at the end of the hunting year 2016/2017, of which 426 000 were men and 67 000 were women. Since the hunting year 2015/2016, the number of hunters has increased by 10 000.

16 900 women paid the licence fee

Of the 204 400 persons paying the licence fee, 202 400 were Norwegian. A total of 16 900 of the Norwegian hunters were women. For Norway as a whole, almost 9 per cent of the male population paid the hunting licence fee for 2016/2017.

Figure 2. Share of the male population who payed the hunting licence fee. 2016/2017
Figure 2. Share of the male population who payed the hunting licence fee. 2016/2017
2016/2017
Rogaland 5.1
Akershus og Oslo 5.6
Hordaland 5.8
Vestfold 6.5
Østfold 7.6
Buskerud 8.3
Møre og Romsdal 8.6
Vest-Agder 9.9
Telemark 11.3
Sør-Trøndelag 11.3
Nordland 11.6
Aust-Agder 11.7
Oppland 12.2
Troms Romsa 12.7
Sogn og Fjordane 14.2
Hedmark 15.1
Finnmark Finnmárku 16.8
Nord-Trøndelag 18.2

Four in ten foreign hunters were Danish

A total of 2 000 foreign hunters paid the Norwegian hunting licence fee. Of the foreign hunters, 39 per cent were from Denmark, 27 per cent from Sweden and 14 per cent from Germany. Hunters from 39 nations paid the Norwegian hunting licence fee for 2016/2017.

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