Another record year for red deer hunting
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Red deer hunting2010/2011, preliminary figures



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Another record year for red deer hunting

A total of 39 100 animals were felled during the autumn of 2009 and the winter of 2011 - i.e. 1 400 more than in the previous year.

Number of red deer felled. 1952-2010/2011*

For the third time in a row the number of red deer felled exceeded the number of moose felled. Out of a felling quota of 54 350 animals, 72 per cent were felled. The felling quota has never been higher, and it increased by more than 3 400 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 alone, 15 600 licences were issued and 11 800 animals were felled. In the two other main red deer counties - Møre og Romsdal and Hordaland - 11 100 and 7 800 animals were felled respectively. The felling increased by 175 and 300 animals, respectively, from the previous hunting year.

Number of red deer felled per 10 km² qualifying hunting area. Municipality. 2010/2011*

Municipalities with highest number of red deer felled. 2010/2011*
Municipality    Number of
red deer felled
Kvinnherad 1 245
Hitra 1 039
Aure 1 024
ørsta  919
Stryn  797
Vindafjord  777
Bremanger  741
Gaular  717
Fjaler  703
Flora  674

Number of deer hunters

A total of 40 300 hunters took part in the red deer hunt in the hunting year 2009/2010. See statistics on hunters for more details.

Felling ratio

The felling ratio shows how many animals are shot as a percentage of the number of licences issued.