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Active hunters

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Key figures

48 000

red deer hunters

Active hunters
2017-20182016-2017 - 2017-2018
Number of huntersPer cent
Hunted, in total141 760-0.2
Small game hunting82 830-1.3
Grouse hunting45 210-1.2
Hunting on cervids94 4300.2
Moose hunting60 930-0.3
Red deer hunting48 2202.2
Wild reindeer hunting9 920-4.9
Roe deer hunting43 0101.5

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Table 1 
Number of hunters who have reported. County of residence

Number of hunters who have reported. County of residence
Number of hunters buying hunting tax cardNumber of hunters who have reportedNumber of hunters not reporting
TotalHuntedNot hunted
1Comprise Norwegian livving on Svalbard and abroad and persons with unknown adress.
The whole country
2010-2011198 570180 130144 08036 05018 440
2011-2012200 800182 250146 53035 72018 550
2012-2013193 450174 740137 24037 50018 700
2013-2014196 870175 990139 38036 61020 890
2014-2015201 420179 280142 85036 43022 140
2015-2016200 630180 070139 01041 06020 560
2016-2017204 400182 510142 10040 40021 890
2017-2018204 340183 210141 76041 45021 130
 
2017-2018
Østfold9 6308 7106 4302 290920
Akershus19 24017 48012 4505 0401 760
Oslo12 76011 3407 5503 8001 420
Hedmark13 67012 48010 3902 0901 190
Oppland10 6809 7307 9901 750950
Buskerud10 2409 3707 2202 140880
Vestfold7 1106 4404 6501 790670
Telemark8 7107 9206 5301 390790
Aust-Agder5 8905 2904 2501 040600
Vest-Agder7 6706 8905 5301 360780
Rogaland9 8908 9106 2102 710980
Hordaland13 02011 7408 7303 0101 270
Sogn og Fjordane6 9706 3905 3501 040580
Møre og Romsdal10 2209 3507 5601 780880
Sør-Trøndelag (-2017)16 43014 83012 0602 7701 600
Nord-Trøndelag (-2017)11 42010 2308 7201 5101 190
Nordland12 77011 3008 9302 3701 480
Troms - Romsa9 5108 5006 5701 9301 010
Finnmark - Finnmárku5 8204 9603 6401 330860
Foreigners2 1308907401601 240
Other1570450280180110

Table 2 
Number of hunters, by type of hunting, sex and age

Number of hunters, by type of hunting, sex and age1
Active huntersSmall game huntingGrouse huntingHunting of cervidsMoose huntingRed deer huntingWild reindeer huntingRoe deer hunting
1Comprise persons with Norwegian personal identity number including Norwegians living abroad.
2017-2018
Males130 72077 15041 73087 40056 12045 2109 12040 350
Females10 3005 3503 3606 5404 5002 8607502 500
 
Age of hunter
-20 years5 4603 5201 8203 7602 5401 8804401 990
20-29 years18 57012 4806 90011 6907 3306 2201 3806 060
30-39 years22 99014 8008 01014 5808 7407 5501 6307 380
40-49 years31 05018 43010 38020 55012 97010 7602 2609 600
50-59 years30 11016 7309 53020 37013 26010 5402 0508 790
60-69 years22 20011 4406 17015 49010 5307 7901 5206 170
70 years or older10 6405 1002 2807 5005 2503 3305902 860

Table 3 
Number of hunters, by type of hunting. County of residence

Number of hunters, by type of hunting. County of residence
Active huntersSmall game huntingGrouse huntingHunting on cervidsMoose huntingRed deer huntingWild reindeer huntingRoe deer hunting
1Comprise Norwegian livving on Svalbard and abroad and persons with unknown adress.
The whole country
2012-2013137 24080 78042 95091 69061 22043 7109 45039 240
2013-2014139 38082 74045 11092 03061 29044 2109 81039 470
2014-2015142 85087 76049 65092 86061 22045 35010 61040 370
2015-2016139 01080 28040 86094 13061 55046 41011 09041 540
2016-2017142 10083 88045 78094 22061 13047 18010 43042 380
2017-2018141 76082 83045 21094 43060 93048 2209 92043 010
 
2017-2018
Østfold6 4304 0708804 5503 1905601503 310
Akershus12 4508 7404 1506 5404 3401 7606803 630
Oslo7 5505 8203 8303 0201 6501 1006401 250
Hedmark10 3905 6402 0707 6206 4801 8709203 170
Oppland7 9904 4901 9405 3503 9302 7509202 450
Buskerud7 2204 2601 5004 9003 3102 2408402 470
Vestfold4 6503 0108403 0201 4601 3703002 330
Telemark6 5303 0809305 5204 4803 7601 0803 110
Aust-Agder4 2502 1505803 6702 8502 4104702 880
Vest-Agder5 5303 2301 3004 5203 4602 9203703 700
Rogaland6 2103 7501 8004 3701 4303 4005702 830
Hordaland8 7304 0402 5506 4108805 980830520
Sogn og Fjordane5 3501 5909204 8904504 810560110
Møre og Romsdal7 5603 2502 0506 1202 0405 7406802 960
Sør-Trøndelag (-2017)12 0607 2605 4407 4305 8204 7806903 790
Nord-Trøndelag (-2017)8 7204 9603 2906 2605 5402 170703 270
Nordland8 9305 7704 5005 1204 86025020930
Troms - Romsa6 5704 7704 1902 9102 8401103090
Finnmark - Finnmárku3 6402 5002 2301 5501 510401030
Foreigners74031013050030017060170
Other128015010016090504050

About the statistics

The purpose of the statistics is to provide information about active hunters and which species they hunt.

Definitions

Definitions of the main concepts and variables

Hunter

A person that has paid hunting tax for the hunting season.

Small game

The species included in the statistics on small game hunting. Includes36 species of birds, mammals and roe deer.

Cervid hunters
Persons hunting the following cervid species: moose, red deer, wild reindeer and roe deer.

Small game hunters
Persons hunting the following small game species: capercaillie, black grouse, willow ptarmigan, common ptarmigan, hazel grouse, wood pigeon, raven, crow, magpie, jay, thrush, woodcock, snipe, mallard, common teal, wigeon, golden eye, merganser, tufted duck, common eider, long-tailed duck, common scoter, greylag goose, Canadian goose, pink-footed goose, shag, cormorant, gulls, beaver, mountain hare, red squirrel, red fox, badger, American mink, pine marten and stoat.

The hunting year
One hunting year runs from 1 April to 31 March the following year.

Hunting licence fee
Persons intending to hunt in Norway must pay a hunting licence fee to the Wildlife Fund. The fee is for the full hunting year. Payment of the fee is a prerequisite for hunting, but does not confer the right to hunt in any specific area.

The register of hunters
The Register of Hunters contains hunters licensed to hunt game in Norway. The register also provides an overview of the payment of the hunting licence fee; an annual fee for those who wish to engage in hunting. For more information, see the homepage.

 

License hunting

License hunting involves the use of lethal control to kill a specific number of individual of a given wildlife species motivated by the desire to reduce conflict or depredation. It is authorised under The Norwegian Nature Diversity Act. It is a requirement that hunters are registered as license hunters in the Hunter's register. Registration is made for each large carnivore species, for each separate hunting year.

Standard classifications

Classification of smal game.

Administrative information

Name and topic

Name: Active hunters
Topic: Agriculture, forestry, hunting and fishing

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Responsible division

Division for Housing, Property, Spatial and Agricultural Statistics

Regional level

Municipality.

Frequency and timeliness

Annual.

International reporting

Not relevant

Microdata

Data sets are stored in accordance with Statistics Norway's guidelines for storing computer files.

Background

Background and purpose

The purpose of the statistics is to obtain an overview of the hunting practice in Norway. The statistics date back to the hunting year 1971/1972. From 1971/1972 to1985/1986 the hunters were asked what type of hunting they intended to carry out. For 1994/1995 and as from 1997/1998 the hunters are asked what type of hunting they have actually carried out. As from 2001/2002, the response rate has been high enough to produce statistics on the hunter's participation in different kinds of hunting.

From the hunting season 2008/2009 figures are published at the municipal level.

Users and applications

The statistics are commissioned by The Norwegian Environment Agency, and are an important tool in the national management of small game. Major users are central and local wildlife management, research and educational institutions, the media, interest groups and interested hunters.

Equal treatment of users

No external users have access to the statistics and analyses before they are published and accessible simultaneously for all users on ssb.no at 8 am. Prior to this, a minimum of three months' advance notice is given in the Statistics Release Calendar. This is one of Statistics Norway’s key principles for ensuring that all users are treated equally.

Coherence with other statistics

There are publised statistics over number of felled small game and roe deer and numbers of persons who have paid the hunting licence fee.

Legal authority

The Wildlife Act and the Statistics Act § 2-1.

EEA reference

Not relevant

Production

Population

The statistics cover all hunters that have paid the hunting licence fee.

Data sources and sampling

The individual hunter.

Everyone that has paid the hunting licence fee for the relevant hunting year.

Collection of data, editing and estimations

Every single hunter must submit a report to Statistics Norway by 1 May on the report form provided or via the Internet.

Regular controls and revisions are carried out on the incoming material. All forms are checked against the Register of Hunters using optical scanning. The forms are checked for absolute and possible errors, and errors are corrected during the revision of the forms.

The hunter's participation in different kinds of hunting is summarised and distributed by county and municipality of residence.

Seasonal adjustment

Not relevant

Confidentiality

Not relevant

Comparability over time and space

From 1971/1972 to1985/1986, the hunters were asked what type of hunting they intended to carry out. For 1994/1995 and from 1997/1998, the hunters were asked what type of hunting they actually carried out.

Accuracy and reliability

Sources of error and uncertainty

Hunters are required to report on the main type of hunting they have carried out. In some cases the hunters either incorrectly report that they have hunted moose, red deer and wild reindeer, or they forget to report. For small game and roe deer hunting, this information can be checked against animals felled. If no animals are felled, however, this information cannot be verified. Other sources of error include missing or incorrectly filled out information from the respondent, and errors during the optical reading of the report form.

Since the hunting year 2001/2002, the response rate has been higher than 90 per cent, and corrections due to non-response have not been carried out. There is reason to believe that the number of hunters without yield, or with very limited yield, is considerably higher among the hunters not reporting than those reporting. Consequently, the effect of non-response for the number of animals felled should be less than for non-reporting hunters.

Until the hunting year 2000/2001, the yield was estimated using different methods. The county level can have variations that are partly due to the calculation routines employed.

In addition, the figures may be affected by errors caused by incorrect and missing data.

Revision

Not relevant