This is an archived release.
Good year for red deer hunting
A total of 37 700 animals were shot during the hunting year 2016/2017, an increase of 4 000 from the previous hunting year. In comparison, the yield of moose hunting was 31 000 animals.
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In total, a felling quota of 54 500 was issued, and the hunting success rate was 69 per cent. The felling quota increased by 450 from the hunting year 2015/2016.
Increase in all counties
The increase in the number of red deer shot was strongest in Sogn og Fjordane. In total, 10 800 red deer were shot from a quota of 15 400 deer in this county. This is an increase of 1 220 from the previous hunting year. In the two other main red deer counties – Møre og Romsdal and Hordaland – 10 300 and 7 500 red deer were shot respectively.
Number of deer hunters
A total of 46 400 hunters took part in the red deer hunt in the hunting year 2015/2016.