This is an archived release.
More hunters paid licence fee
A total of 194 300 people paid the hunting licence fee for the hunting year 2007/2008. This is 2 800 more than the year before. Half of the foreign hunters are from the Nordic countries.
Of the 194 300 hunters paying licence fee, 191 300 lived in Norway and 3 000 lived abroad. Among those living in Norway, 12 400 were women. The share of female hunters increased slightly and has almost doubled in ten years. A total of 417 400 people are registered in the official Register of Hunters. Of these, 6 300 are foreign hunters.
More people passed the hunting test
10 160 people passed the hunting test in the hunting year 2007/2008. Women accounted for 23 per cent of all those who passed the hunting test.
For Norway as a whole, 10 per cent of the male population paid the hunting licence fee for 2007/2008.
Half of the foreign hunters are Nordic
3 000 foreign hunters paid hunting licence fee to Norway, including 710 Norwegians living abroad. More than half of the foreign hunters came from other Nordic countries. Of the foreign hunters, 33 per cent were from Denmark, 18 per cent from Sweden and 12 per cent from Germany.
- Table 1 Hunters buying hunting licence fee. 1995/1996-2007/2008
- Table 2 Hunters passed hunting test. 1998/1999-2007/2008
- Table 3 Hunters by age and sex. 2007/2008
- Table 4 Hunters by county of residence. 2007/2008
- Table 5 Hunters as per cent of population over 16 years, by county of residence
- Table 6 Persons listed in the Register of Hunters
- Table 7 Hunters living abroad buying hunting licence fee in Norway. 2003/2004 - 2007/2008