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Continued decline in moose hunting
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2016-03-18T10:00:00.000Z
Agriculture, forestry, hunting and fishing
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elgjakt, Moose hunting, moose felled, felling ratio, felling quotaHunting , Agriculture, forestry, hunting and fishing
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Number of moose felled 2015/2016. Continued decline in moose hunting.

Moose hunting2015/2016, preliminary figures

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Continued decline in moose hunting

A total of 31 100 moose were shot during the hunting year 2015/2016; a decrease of 2 000 animals from the previous hunting year.

Moose felled. Preliminary figures
NumberShareChange in per cent
2015-20162015-20162014-2015 - 2015-20162011-2012 - 2015-2016
Total31 131100.0-6.2-14.6
Males
Calf5 26616.9-5.2-9.0
Yearlings5 42817.4-7.4-15.2
Older6 83722.0-6.2-13.9
Females
Calf5 03716.2-3.2-6.9
Yearlings3 73712.0-5.7-21.0
Older4 82615.5-9.5-21.7
Figure 1. Number of moose felled
Figure 2. Percentage of moose shot of the felling quota. 2015/2016*
Figure 3. Number of moose shot per 10 km² qualifying hunting area. Municipality. 2015/2016*
Figure 4. Municipalities with highest number of moose shot. 2015/2016*

* = preliminary figures

In total, a felling quota of 40 700 animals was issued, which is a decrease of 2 600 animals from the previous hunting year. The hunting success rate was 76 per cent.

Decline in Hedmark and Buskerud

In the counties of Hedmark and Buskerud, 5 400 and 2 300 moose were shot respectively, a decrease of 12 and 10 per cent from the hunting year 2014/2015. Hedmark is the largest "moose county" in terms of the number of licences and animals shot. A total of 7 400 hunting licences were issued, which is a decrease of 300 from the previous hunting year.

61 200 moose hunters

Among the cervid species, moose hunting is the most common. A total of 61 200 hunters participated in the moose hunt during the 2014/2015 hunting season.