Non-harvest mortality of cervids

Updated: 27 June 2024

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
15 969
Registered non-harvest mortality of cervids
Registered non-harvest mortality of cervids
NumberChange in per cent
2023-20242022-2023 - 2023-20242019-2020 - 2023-2024
Total15 9690.430.4
Animals killed by vehicle1 087-6.510.6
Animals killed by train539-13.23.5
Animals killed by other causes1 818-4.116.5
Red deer
Animals killed by vehicle8631.4-6.0
Animals killed by train7454.225.4
Animals killed by other causes1 0040.455.2
Wild reindeer
Animals killed by vehicle0-100.0-100.0
Animals killed by train3.0.0
Animals killed by other causes72-21.7-54.1
Roe deer
Animals killed by vehicle7 176-1.323.2
Animals killed by train3284.843.2
Animals killed by other causes3 00513.3124.6
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Selected tables and charts from this statistics

  • 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
    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
    2021-20229 7771 5931 08437 097
    2022-202310 2701 78389927 586
    2023-202410 0701 62693737 504
    Viken (2020-2023)2 5862613902 286
    Innlandet2 1065856431 454
    Vestfold og Telemark (2020-2023)99862220914
    Møre og Romsdal75652430508
    Trøndelag - Trööndelage1 5402199601 225
    Nordland - Nordlánnda47032310146
    Troms og Finnmark - Romsa ja Finnmárku (2020-2023)128120008
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  • Registered non-harvest mortality of cervids, by county and cause
    Registered non-harvest mortality of cervids, by county and cause
    TotalMooseRed deerWild reindeerRoe deer
    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
    2021-202214 7563 3142 1551899 098
    2022-202315 9093 6781 8999410 238
    2023-202415 9693 4441 9417510 509
    Viken (2020-2023)3 8955676633 259
    Innlandet3 0721 030113201 909
    Vestfold og Telemark (2020-2023)1 63223165201 316
    Agder1 2251713771 010
    Vestland1 01699461744
    Møre og Romsdal1 048134150620
    Trøndelag - Trööndelage2 27754221431 518
    Nordland - Nordlánnda83960330233
    Troms og Finnmark - Romsa ja Finnmárku (2020-2023)2712570014
    Animals killed as nuisance922147024
    Animals felled illegally3351828
    Animals killed by vehicle9 1261 08786307 176
    Animals killed by train944539743328
    Animals killed by other causes5 7741 792939702 973
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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.

The information under «About the statistics» was last updated 12 February 2024.


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.

Animals killed by other causes

Includes animals perished, killed by predators or of humanity reasons

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

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The statistics are published annually, three months after the hunting year has ended.

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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.

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Statistics on the registered mortality of large carnivores and eagles are published annually.

The statistics are developed, produced and disseminated pursuant to Act no. 32 of 21 June 2019 relating to official statistics and Statistics Norway (the Statistics Act).

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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.

Editing is defined here as checking, examining and amending data. 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.

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