This is an archived release.
Another record year for red deer hunting
A total of 32 600 animals were felled during the autumn of 2007 - 3 400 more than in the previous year. One in three animals was felled in the county of Sogn og Fjordane.
Out of a felling quota of 43 533 animals in 2007, 75 per cent were felled. But the felling quota and percentage of felled animals were higher than in previous years. The felling ratio shows how many animals are shot as a percentage of the number of licences issued. Over the past years, the felling ratio has increased for red deer hunting and decreased for moose hunting. See statistics for moose hunting .
Most red deer felled in Sogn og Fjordane
Although red deer hunting has spread to other regions, as much as 95 per cent of the total felling is concentrated in five counties along the Atlantic coast: Rogaland, Hordaland, Sogn og Fjordane, Møre og Romsdal, Sør-Trøndelag and Nord-Trøndelag.
The majority were felled in Sogn og Fjordane. 12 570 licences were issued and 10 539 animals were felled in the autumn of 2007, resulting in a felling ratio of 84. In the two other main red deer counties - Møre og Romsdal and Hordaland - 9 204 and 6 313 animals were felled respectively. The felling increased in all counties except Nordland, where red deer hunting is insignificant.
Number of deer hunters
A total of 33 600 hunters took part in the red deer hunt in autumn 2006. See statistics on hunters for more details.
Changed reporting unit from 2007/08
As of the 2007/08 hunting year, figures on municipality level are based on the hunting area which the municipality is administratively responsible for. In previous years, the figures were based on the hunting area in the municipality. This results in breaks in the time series for the statistics. The figures are not comparable for municipalities that only manage a part of the hunting area themselves and for municipalities that manage areas in other municipalities. Municipalities that do not manage any hunting areas themselves will not be included in the statistics.