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Active hunters

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Key figures

59 880

hunted moose in the hunting year 2019/2020

Active hunters
2019-20202018-2019 - 2019-2020
Number of huntersPer cent
Hunted, in total135 660-2.9
Small game hunting78 330-6.7
Grouse hunting43 230-9.7
Hunting on cervids92 0800.9
Moose hunting59 8800.9
Red deer hunting49 4703.0
Wild reindeer hunting8 2207.9
Roe deer hunting43 3602.0

See selected tables from this statistics

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
The whole country
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
2018-2019204 800183 080139 77043 31021 720
2019-2020190 400171 280135 66035 63019 150
 
2019-2020
Viken36 84033 71025 3808 3303 130
Oslo11 16010 0307 1702 8601 130
Innlandet22 41020 50017 2103 2901 910
Vestfold og Telemark14 39013 19010 4002 7901 200
Agder12 60011 3309 2102 1201 270
Rogaland8 8808 1605 8902 260720
Vestland19 07017 32013 9303 3901 760
Møre og Romsdal9 4308 6507 1601 500780
Trøndelag - Trööndelage27 03024 28020 4203 8602 750
Nordland12 06010 7308 6902 0401 340
Troms og Finnmark - Romsa ja Finnmárku13 96012 4009 5202 8901 560
Foreigners1 980470390801 520
Other59051029022080

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.
2019-2020
Males124 49072 68039 70084 75054 84046 1507 54040 430
Females10 7905 5003 4907 0504 8703 2406702 850
 
Age of hunter
-20 years4 4602 8601 4903 1502 1401 6703501 730
20-29 years17 99011 9206 62011 6607 5806 4301 2406 320
30-39 years22 54014 3307 73014 7008 9608 1201 3807 540
40-49 years28 34016 7509 50018 97012 10010 3001 7509 030
50-59 years29 81016 1709 36020 52013 29011 2301 6909 270
60-69 years21 23010 8606 04015 01010 1807 9201 2906 290
70 years or older10 9105 2902 4507 7905 4603 7205103 100

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
The whole country
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
2018-2019139 77083 99047 90091 27059 34048 0307 62042 530
2019-2020135 66078 33043 23092 08059 88049 4708 22043 360
 
2019-2020
Viken25 38016 4606 44015 78010 8105 1101 2909 520
Oslo7 1705 5003 7602 9201 6301 1604801 220
Innlandet17 2109 3903 93012 36010 0504 7501 6105 560
Vestfold og Telemark10 4005 5701 6308 1005 7105 1601 1705 260
Agder9 2105 0201 6207 8806 2405 5306906 450
Rogaland5 8903 4201 6104 2601 3503 4905202 710
Vestland13 9305 6803 67011 1501 37010 7001 130700
Møre og Romsdal7 1602 9001 8805 9101 8205 5706802 920
Trøndelag - Trööndelage20 42012 0108 51013 65011 3507 4605607 780
Nordland8 6905 5704 3605 1004 84027010970
Troms og Finnmark - Romsa ja Finnmárku9 5206 4905 6604 5604 43014030120
Foreigners390160502801801003090
Other290180120160100502050

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

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