This is an archived release.
Number of hunters up
A total of 139 400 persons went hunting in the hunting season 2013/2014; an increase of 2 per cent from the previous hunting season. The increase is mostly due to more grouse hunters.
|2013-2014||2012-2013 - 2013-2014|
|Number of hunters||Per cent|
|Hunted, in total||139 380||1.6|
|Small game hunting||82 740||2.4|
|Grouse hunting||45 110||5.0|
|Hunting on cervids||92 030||0.4|
|Moose hunting||61 290||0.1|
|Red deer hunting||44 210||1.1|
|Wild reindeer hunting||9 810||3.8|
|Roe deer hunting||39 470||0.6|
In recent years, fewer and fewer grouses have been harvested, and in previous hunting years the yield has been at a record low. As a result of the decreasing population of grouse, the landowners in many places have limited the number of hunters. During the last hunting season, the grouse population increased slightly in some areas, and more people had the opportunity to hunt grouse. A total of 45 100 hunters went grouse hunting in 2013/2014, which is 2 200 more than in the previous hunting season. As a result of the increase in grouse hunters, the number of small game hunters also increased. A total of 82 700 hunters took part in small game hunting.
92 000 cervid hunters
A total of 92 000 persons hunted cervids in 2013/2014. Although more red deer than moose are being shot, there are considerably fewer red deer hunters than moose hunters. The number of moose hunters has remained stable, and in the last hunting season 61 300 hunters hunted moose. A total of 44 200 hunters participated in red deer hunting. The third most frequent type of hunting was roe deer hunting, where 39 500 hunters participated; 13 700 of whom had a yield from the hunt. Wild reindeer is the cervid species that the least number of persons are allowed to hunt, and only 9 800 people took part in wild reindeer hunt in the autumn of 2013.
8 400 female hunters
In the last hunting season, 6.1 per cent of the hunters were women. In total, 5.3 per cent of the small game hunters and 5.6 per cent of the cervid hunters were women.
Most hunters in rural areas
At a national level, 7 per cent of the male population went hunting during the hunting season 2013/2014. The share of hunters is higher in rural areas than in urban areas and in the cities. In some rural municipalities more than 40 per cent of the male population older than 16 years old go hunting. Among the male population in Oslo and Bergen, only 3 per cent went hunting.