Marked decrease for moose hunting
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Moose hunting2012/2013, preliminary figures



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Marked decrease for moose hunting

A total of 34 600 moose were shot during the 2012/2013 hunting season; a decrease of 1 800 animals from the previous year. Not since the middle of the 1990s have fewer moose been shot.

Moose felled
NumberShareChange in per cent
201220122011 - 20122008 - 2012
Total34 611100.0-5.0-2.8
Calf5 78616.70.0-1.4
Yearlings5 64916.3-11.7-10.2
Older7 70422.3-3.0-1.7
Calf5 44215.70.64.1
Yearlings4 17912.1-11.6-6.4
Older5 85116.9-5.1-1.4

In total, a felling quota of 44 800 animals was issued, which is similar to the previous year. The hunting success rate was 77 per cent; a decline of four percentage points from the previous year.

Most moose shot in Hedmark

Hedmark is the largest "moose county" in terms of the number of licences and animals shot. A total of 9 200 hunting licences were issued and 7 100 animals were shot, resulting in a harvest percentage of 77. In the counties of Nord-Trøndelag and Nordland, 5 100 and 3 400 moose were shot respectively.

Number of moose hunters

Among the cervid species, moose hunting is the most common. A total of 60 900 hunters participated in the moose hunt during the 2011/2012 hunting season.