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Registered hunters2012/2013



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Slightly more than 12 per cent of the 456 000 registered Norwegian hunters are women. Almost 3 per cent of the female population are registered in the Register of hunters compared to 19 per cent of the male population.

Register of hunters
2012-20132012-2013Change, per cent
PersonsPer cent2011-2012 - 2012-20132008-2009 - 2012-2013
Persons listed in the Register of Hunters455 861100.01.98.5
Males400 73687.91.56.9
Females55 12512.14.721.9
Persons buying hunting licence fee191 283100.0-3.6-1.4
Males177 37692.7-3.7-1.9
Females13 9077.3-2.16.0
Persons passed hunting test12 358100.0-3.51.0
Males9 60077.7-5.51.2
Females2 75822.34.320.0

The number of female hunters is increasing gradually, and in the end of the hunting year 2012/2013 a total of 55 100 hunters were women. In addition, 6 600 foreign nationals were registered in the official Register of hunters.

Fewer paid the hunting licence fee

In total, 191 300 paid the hunting licence fee for the hunting year 2012/2013. This is a decline of 7 000 compared to the previous hunting year. The most likely reason for this decline was the bad grouse hunt this hunting year.

Slightly more than 7 per cent of the hunters that paid the hunting licence fee for 2012/2013 were women. A total of 13 900 female hunters living in Norway paid. For Norway as a whole, 9 per cent of the male population paid the hunting licence fee for 2012/2013.

One in five first-time hunters was a woman

All first-time hunters have to pass a hunting test before they can start hunting. A total of 12 400 persons passed the hunting test in the hunting year 2012/2013, of which women made up 22 per cent.

Four in ten foreign hunters were Danish

A total of 2 2000 foreign hunters paid a hunting licence fee to Norway. Of the foreign hunters, 42 per cent came from Denmark, 25 per cent from Sweden and 14 per cent from Germany.