Continued decline for moose hunt
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Moose hunting2005, preliminary figures



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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.

Number of moose felled. 1952-2005

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.

Moose felled. Distributed by age and sex, per cent. 1995 and 2005

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
0428 Trysil 1 034
1702 Steinkjer  815
0430 Stor-Elvdal  601
1714 Stjørdal  551
0425 åsnes  508
0427 Elverum  487
0817 Drangedal  478
0402 Kongsvinger  443
1738 Lierne  434
0429 åmot  426