This is an archived release.
One in ten men paid hunting licence fee
For the first time ever, more than 200 000 persons paid the hunting licence fee. Slightly more than 7 per cent of these were women.
Of the 200 800 hunters paying the licence fee, 198 500 lived in Norway. A total of 14 200 of the hunters living in Norway were women. For Norway as a whole, 9 per cent of the male population paid the hunting licence fee for 2011/2012.
One in five first-time hunters was a woman
All first-time hunters have to pass a hunting test before they start hunting. A total of 12 800 persons passed the hunting test in the hunting year 2011/2012. Women accounted for 21 per cent of these.
Four in ten foreign hunters were Danish
A total of 3 000 hunters resident abroad paid a hunting licence fee to Norway; 690 of these were Norwegians living abroad. Of the foreign hunters, 41 per cent were from Denmark, 24 per cent were from Sweden and 15 per cent were from Germany.
A total of 454 100 persons are registered in the official Register of hunters, 6 600 of which are foreign nationals.