This is an archived release.
One in five first-time hunters was a woman
A total of 196 500 persons paid the hunting licence fee for the hunting year 2009/2010. This is 200 more than the year before. Twenty per cent of the first-time hunters were women.
Of the 196 300 hunters paying the licence fee, 193 400 persons lived in Norway and 3 100 lived abroad. A total of 13 400 of the 193 400 hunters living in Norway were women. For Norway as a whole, 9 per cent of the male population paid the hunting licence fee for 2009/2010.
More hunters passed the hunting test
All first-time hunters have to pass a hunting test before they start hunting. A total of 13 200 persons passed the hunting test in the hunting year 2009/2010. Women accounted for 20 per cent of these.
7 in 10 foreign hunters are Nordic
A total of 3 100 hunters resident abroad paid a hunting licence fee to Norway; 670 of these were Norwegians living abroad. Seventy per cent of the foreign hunters came from other Nordic countries. Forty-one per cent of the foreign hunters were from Denmark, 25 per cent were from Sweden and 14 per cent were from Germany.
A total of 436 900 persons are registered in the official Register of hunters, 6 600 of which are foreign nationals.
- Table 1 Hunters buying hunting licence fee. 1995/1996-2009/2010
- Table 2 Hunters passed hunting test. 1998/1999-2009/2010
- Table 3 Hunters by age and sex. 2009/10
- Table 4 Hunters by county of residence. 2009/10
- 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. 2005/06-2009/10