Non-harvest mortality of cervids

Updated: 29 June 2021

Next update: Not yet determined

Cervids perished or killed beyond ordinary hunting during the hunting year
Cervids perished or killed beyond ordinary hunting during the hunting year
2020-2021
13 655

Selected tables and figures from this statistics

Registered non-harvest mortality of cervids, by causes. 2005/06-2009/10
Registered non-harvest mortality of cervids, by causes. 2005/06-2009/10
Registered non-harvest mortality of cervids
Animals, totalMooseRed deerWild reindeerRoe deer
2016-201710 8272 8171 4594116 140
2017-201817 0194 2562 5131 5638 687
2018-201914 1133 3432 5091108 151
2019-202012 2453 0641 6241657 392
2020-202113 6553 2061 896918 462
Animals killed as nuisance
2016-20171302063047
2017-20181415844039
2018-20191273451042
2019-2020681831118
2020-2021109649054
Animals felled as self-defence
2016-20171651001
2017-20181514100
2018-20191615100
2019-20201174949118
2020-2021993313053
Animals felled illegally
2016-2017431414015
2017-2018451420110
2018-2019461022113
2019-2020481026210
2020-20213113918
Animals killed by vehicle
2016-20176 64888083224 934
2017-20188 6031 2371 16106 205
2018-20197 91697897005 968
2019-20207 73198391855 825
2020-20218 08394692106 216
Animals killed by train
2016-2017671474410156
2017-20181 5941 137621394
2018-2019861526681266
2019-2020812521593229
2020-2021649389620198
Animals killed by other causes
2016-20173 2701 420500409941
2017-20186 5551 7871 2041 5612 003
2018-20195 0951 7821 3851081 820
2019-20203 4691 4835411531 292
2020-20214 6841 819842901 933
Explanation of symbols
Registered non-harvest mortality of cervids. Killed by motor vehicle or train, by county
Registered non-harvest mortality of cervids. Killed by motor vehicle or train, by county
TotalMooseRed deerWild reindeerRoe deer
2008-20097 4872 37380864 300
2009-20107 2792 16874134 367
2010-20117 0302 23773224 059
2011-20125 7641 66874143 351
2012-20136 4131 72468424 003
2013-20145 8891 35874343 784
2014-20156 1581 43978123 936
2015-20166 2981 35563914 303
2016-20177 3191 35487325 090
2017-201810 1972 3741 22316 599
2018-20198 7771 5041 03816 234
2019-20208 5431 50497786 054
2020-20218 7321 33598306 414
County
Viken2 1992632501 911
Oslo6810067
Innlandet1 9374715501 411
Vestfold og Telemark84876230749
Agder56153120496
Rogaland2171370179
Vestland4820451031
Møre og Romsdal73182470476
Trøndelag - Trööndelage1 3272261310970
Nordland30218520115
Troms og Finnmark - Romsa ja Finnmárku6051009
Explanation of symbols
Registered non-harvest mortality of cervids, by county and cause
Registered non-harvest mortality of cervids, by county and cause
TotalMooseRed deerWild reindeerRoe deer
2008-200910 1553 6481 289345 184
2009-201010 6363 5571 529265 524
2010-201110 6043 7651 684225 133
2011-20128 3592 9581 343284 030
2012-20139 1042 9691 160534 922
2013-20148 4522 6741 166574 555
2014-20158 7502 7771 293224 658
2015-20168 9412 6031 087965 155
2016-201710 8272 8171 4594116 140
2017-201817 0194 2562 5131 5638 687
2018-201914 1133 3432 5091108 151
2019-202012 2453 0641 6241657 392
2020-202113 6553 2061 896918 462
Viken3 1285183772 566
Oslo1501000140
Innlandet2 749851111301 757
Vestfold og Telemark1 2332023122978
Agder852165249654
Rogaland38616654301
Vestland1 06669981547
Møre og Romsdal1 073174150641
Trøndelag - Trööndelage2 10867821241 214
Nordland70355130149
Troms og Finnmark - Romsa ja Finnmárku2071920015
Cause
Animals killed as nuisance109649054
Animals felled as self-defence993313053
Animals felled illegally3113918
Animals killed by vehicle8 08394692106 216
Animals killed by train649389620198
Animals killed by other causes4 6841 819842901 933
Explanation of symbols

About the statistics

The statistics show the number of moose, red-deer, wild reindeer and roe-deer that perished or was killed beyond ordinary hunting.

Cervids

Cervids includes moose (Alces alces), red deer (Cervus elaphus), wild reindeer (Rangifer tarandus) and roe deer (Capreolus capreolus).

Registered non-harvest mortality of cervids

The number of moose, red-deer, wild reindeer and roe-deer that perish or are felled beyond ordinary hunting.

The hunting year

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

Name: Non-harvest mortality of cervids

Topic: Agriculture, forestry, hunting and fishing

Not yet determined

Division for Housing, Property, Spatial and Agricultural Statistics

Municipality.

Annual.

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Edited data sets are stored at Statistics Norway.

The purpose of the statistics is to provide information at municipality level on the reduction of deer outside ordinary hunting. Statistics are provided dating back to the hunting year 1965/66. Until 1951, the reduction outside ordinary hunting was included in the ordinary hunting statistics.

The statistics are compiled for the Norwegian Enviroment Agency and serve as an important tool in the local and national management of deer stocks. Public agencies (ministries, counties, municipalities) and research institutes use the statistics. Other important user groups include professional publications and hunters.

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.

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

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The statistics cover killed game reported to the municipal wildlife management department. In general, all reductions of deer outside ordinary hunting must be reported, but for various reasons this is not always done. The combined data can consequently be viewed as minimum figures.

The statistics are based on reports from municipal wildlife management departments.

The municipalities report to Statistics Norway via the Internet.

Regular controls and revisions are carried out on the incoming material. The forms are checked for absolute and possible errors, and errors are corrected during the revision of the forms. Where necessary, the municipal and county authorities are contacted to clarify cases of doubt.

The number of killed animals is summarised and distributed by municipality.

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Breaks in the time series have not occurred since the statistics were started for the hunting year 1965/66. Starting with the hunting year 1990/91, the data were broken down by male animal, female animal and calf.

It can be difficult to determine the sex and age of animals that have been dead for a long time before they are found. In such cases the municipal wildlife management department must use its judgement.

Reporting to Statistics Norway is compulsory for all municipalities. Statistics Norway and the county management remind municipalities that have not forwarded the reports within the time limit. In that way all municipalities are covered.

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