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Continued decline for moose hunt
The number of moose felled in Norway declined slightly in 2005. Thirty-six thousand animals were felled in the autumn of 2005, 750 fewer than the autumn before. The decline is mostly due to reduced felling quotas in several counties in the southern part of Norway. In the northern part the yield continued to increase.
Norwegian moose stocks have grown explosively since the early 1970's. The hunting yield increased from 6 200 animals in 1972 to 39 400 in the record year 1999.
Increase in North
The felling quota has been reduced in many of the great "moose counties" in the southern part of Norway the last couple of years. In Oppland the yield dropped 4 per cent and in Buskerud and Telemark 10 per cent. In the northern part of Norway the felling quotas were increased the last years. The yield increased 15 per cent in Finnmark and 5 per cent in Troms.
7 200 moose felled in Hedmark
20 per cent of all moose shot in Norway the autumn 2005 were felled in the county of Hedmark. Regarding the number of hunting licenses and number of animals felled, Hedmark is the largest "moose county". 7 800 hunting licenses were issued, and 7 200 animals were felled.
Number of moose hunters
Among the cervid species, moose hunting is most common. A total of 57 900 hunters took part in moose hunting during the autumn 2004.
Municipalities with highest
number of animals felled. 2005*
|Municipality||Number of animals felled|
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