Continued decline in moose hunting
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Number of moose felled 2016/2017 Continued decline in moose hunting.

Moose hunting2016/2017, preliminary figures



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Continued decline in moose hunting

A total of 30 800 moose were shot during the hunting year 2016/2017; a decrease of 300 animals from the previous hunting year and a decrease of 22 per cent from the record hunting year 1999/2000.

Moose felled. Preliminary figures
NumberShareChange in per cent
2016-20172016-20172015-2016 - 2016-20172012-2013 - 2016-2017
Total30 829100.0-1.0-11.0
Calf5 36917.41.9-7.4
Yearlings5 26217.1-3.1-6.7
Older6 79022.0-0.7-12.0
Calf5 02616.3-0.2-7.8
Yearlings3 88312.63.9-7.0
Older4 49914.6-6.8-23.3
Figure 1. Number of moose felled. 1913-2016
Figure 2. Percentage of moose shot of the felling quota. Preliminary figures. 2016/2017
Figure 3. Number of moose shot per 10 km² qualifying hunting area. Municipality. Preliminary figures. 2016/2017
Figure 4. Municipalities with highest number of moose shot. Preliminary figures. 2016/2017

* = preliminary figures

In total, a felling quota of 40 100 was issued, which is a decrease of 600 from the previous hunting year. The hunting success rate was 77 per cent.

Increase in Nord-Trøndelag

Since the mid-1950s, Hedmark has been the largest moose county in terms of number of animals shot. Since the hunting year 2010/2011, the number of moose shot in Hedmark has decreased from 8 000 to 5 000, and in the last hunting year Hedmark was surpassed by Nord-Trøndelag. A total of 6 000 hunting licences were issued and 5 300 animals were shot in Nord-Trøndelag, resulting in a hunting success rate of 89 per cent, compared to 70 per cent in Hedmark.

61 500 moose hunters

Among the cervid species, moose hunting is the most common. A total of 61 500 hunters participated in the moose hunt during the 2015/2016 hunting season.