This is an archived release.
More women take hunting test
The proportion of women among first time hunters has increased from 16 to 23 per cent the past 5 years.
For hunting year 2000/2001 there were 12 300 persons who passed the hunting test. Twenty-three per cent of those were women. A bit under 60 per cent of all who passed the hunting test paid the hunting tax. Most tests were taken in Oslo and Akershus, where 2 100 persons passed the test.
For hunting year 2000/2001, 192 000 persons paid the hunting tax, 2 900 of whom resided abroad. Of the 188 900 persons living in Norway and who paid the hunting tax for the 2000/2001 season, 9 400 were women. In all, 23 000 more people paid the hunting tax last season than 10 years ago.
Every tenth person a hunter
Nord-Trøndelag still has the most hunters in proportion to its population. Here, every fifth male inhabitant over 16 years buys a hunting tax card. Rogaland has the fewest hunters in proportion to its population. In that county only 6 per cent paid the hunting tax for the 2000/2001 season. For Norway as a whole, 10 per cent of men paid the hunting tax. The fact that a person bought a hunting tax card does not necessarily mean he or she actually went hunting.
Two out of three foreign hunters are Nordic
There were 2 900 foreign hunters who paid the hunting tax in Norway, including 500 Norwegians living abroad. Seventy per cent of foreign hunters come from Nordic countries. Of the foreign hunters, 36 per cent were from Denmark, 17 per cent from Sweden and 16 per cent from Germany. Hunters from over 30 countries paid the hunting tax in Norway.
The statistics are published annually.