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Increase in deer hunters’ yield
A total of 36 100 animals were shot during the hunting season in the autumn of 2013 and the winter of 2014; 1 100 more than in the previous year.
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Until the peak was reached in the hunting year 2010/2011, the number of red deer shot had increased every year since the hunting year 1989/1990. For the sixth year in a row, the number of red deer shot was higher than the number of moose shot. Out of a quota of 55 400 animals, 65 per cent were shot.
Strongest increase in Møre og Romsdal
Although red deer hunting has spread to other regions, almost 95 per cent of the total felling takes place in six counties along the Atlantic coast: Rogaland, Hordaland, Sogn og Fjordane, Møre og Romsdal, Sør-Trøndelag and Nord-Trøndelag.
The increase in the number of red deer shot was strongest in Møre og Romsdal. In total, 9 700 red deer were shot: 800 more than in the previous year. In the two other main red deer counties – Sogn og Fjordane and Hordaland – 10 400 and 7 800 red deer were shot respectively. In Sogn og Fjordane, the number of animals shot increased by 300, while the number of red deer shot in Hordaland decreased slightly compared to the previous year.
Number of deer hunters
A total of 44 000 hunters took part in the red deer hunt in the hunting year 2013/2014. See Statistics on hunters for more details.