Another record year for red deer hunting
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Red deer hunting2009/2010, preliminary figures



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Another record year for red deer hunting

A total of 37 700 animals were felled during the autumn of 2008 and the winter of 2009 - i.e. 2 000 more than in the previous year. For the second time the number of red deer felled exceeded the number of moose felled.

Number of red deer felled per 10 km² qualifying hunting area. Municipality. 2009*

Number of red deer felled. 1952-2009*

Out of a felling quota of 50 923 animals, 74 per cent were felled. Over the past years, the felling ratio has increased for red deer hunting and decreased for moose hunting. The felling quota has never been higher, and increased by more than 2 500 animals from the previous year.

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 six counties along the Atlantic coast: Rogaland, Hordaland, Sogn og Fjordane, Møre og Romsdal, Sør-Trøndelag and Nord-Trøndelag.

In Sogn og Fjordane 14 664 licences were issued and 11 601 animals were felled, resulting in a felling ratio of 79. In the two other main red deer counties - Møre og Romsdal and Hordaland - 10 889 and 7 550 animals were felled respectively. The felling increased by 648 and 668 animals, respectively, from the previous hunting year.

Municipalities with highest number of red deer felled. 2009*
Municipality Number of red deer felled
Kvinnherad 1 184
ørsta  941
Hitra  938
Aure  931
Fjaler  809
Vindafjord  807
Gaular  781
Flora  750
Bremanger  717
Stryn  713

Number of deer hunters

A total of 37 700 hunters took part in the red deer hunt in the hunting year 2008/09. See statistics on hunters for more details.

Felling ratio

The felling ratio shows the number of animals felled as a percentage of the number of licences issued.