This is an archived release.
Less hunters paid hunting licence fee
A total of 191 500 persons paid the hunting licence fee for the hunting year 2006/2007. This is 3 7000 fewer than the year before. Half of the foreign hunters come from the Nordic countries
Of all the 191 5000 hunters paying licence fee, a number of 188 500 persons lived in Norway and 2 900 lived abroad. Of the 188 500 persons living in Norway, 11 800 were women.
Fewer passed the hunting test
10 230 persons passed the hunting test in the hunting year 2006/2007. This is 7 per cent fewer than the year before. Women account for 23 per cent of all persons who passed the hunting test.
About 410 000 persons are registered in the official Register of Hunters. Of these, 6 400 are foreign hunters.
For Norway as a whole, 10 per cent of the male population paid the hunting licence fee for 2006/2007.
The fact that a person bought hunting licence fee does not necessarily mean he or she actually went hunting. Of all hunters paying hunting licence fee in 2005/2006, 27 per cent did not perform any type of hunting (see Active hunters ).
Half of the foreign hunters are Nordic
2 900 foreign hunters paid hunting licence fee to Norway, including 670 Norwegians living abroad. 54 per cent of foreign hunters came from other Nordic countries. Of the foreign hunters, 33 per cent were from Denmark, 19 per cent from Sweden and 12 per cent from Germany.
- Table 1 Hunters buying hunting licence fee. 1995/1996-2006/2007
- Table 2 Hunters passed hunting test. 1998/1999-2006/2007
- Table 3 Hunters by age and sex. 2006/2007
- Table 4 Hunters by county of residence. 2006/2007
- Table 5 Hunters as per cent of population over 16 years
- Table 6 Persons listed in the Register of Hunters
- Table 7 Hunters living abroad buying hunting licence fee in Norway. 2002/2003 - 2006/2007