This is an archived release.
Decline in red deer hunting
A total of 35 100 animals were shot during the hunting year 2014/2015, which is 1 100 fewer than in the previous hunting year.
|Number||Share||Change in per cent|
|2014-2015||2014-2015||2013-2014 - 2014-2015||2010-2011 - 2014-2015|
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 seventh year running, the number of red deer shot in 2014/2015 was higher than the number of moose shot. In total, a felling quota of 54 500 animals was issued, which is 900 fewer than the previous hunting year. The hunting success rate was 65 per cent.
Strongest decrease in Hordaland
Although red deer hunting has spread to other regions, almost 93 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 decrease in the number of red deer shot was strongest in Hordaland. In total, 7 300 red deer were shot, which is 500 fewer than in the previous hunting year. In the two other main red deer counties – Sogn og Fjordane and Møre og Romsdal – 10 300 and 9 300 red deer were shot respectively. In Møre og Romsdal, the number of animals shot dropped by 430, while the number of red deer shot in Sogn og Fjordane decreased by 130.
Number of deer hunters
A total of 44 200 hunters took part in the red deer hunt in the hunting year 2013/2014.