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Wild reindeer hunting

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Key figures

4 738

the number of reindeer shot in the hunting season 2019

Wild reindeer felled:
NumberShareChange, per cent
2018 - 20192015 - 2019
2019
Total4 738100.014.0-27.2
Males
Calf60912.9-0.5-30.5
Yearlings2485.2-21.3-66.1
Older2 16145.660.137.8
Females
Calf54011.41.5-31.1
Yearlings1613.4-27.8-56.3
Older1 01921.5-9.3-53.3

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Table 1 
Wild reindeer felled, by age, sex and wild reindeer area.

Wild reindeer felled, by age, sex and wild reindeer area.
TotalCalfYearlingsOlder
MalesFemalesMalesFemalesMalesFemales
19957 7771 0519388163981 8492 72543
19969 3951 2551 1219265172 2883 28848
19979 1791 1481 0421 0305602 0623 33745
19989 7611 3491 2259634752 0883 66145
19998 9921 1621 0621 0184492 1763 12541
20007 6319758907403322 0712 62336
20016 9761 0338977043051 7102 32750
20026 6171 0298576382521 7372 10458
20034 4176406574001771 1871 35651
20043 8956275133441581 0711 18255
20054 8176475324432481 5671 38047
20065 0916486044732191 5361 61146
20074 6706986153951971 2791 48650
20085 1557696695032351 2331 74655
20095 0988106794632251 2881 63353
20105 4478097275492641 3141 78452
20115 4238486735642721 3161 75039
20125 4517857015962991 3481 72233
20137 1401 0549306554081 8542 23939
20147 9441 1061 0307304051 8342 83938
20156 5098767847323681 5682 18131
20166 1298778305522831 4142 17324
20175 5157826634582941 6431 67524
20184 1566125323152231 3501 12439
20194 7386095402481612 1611 01933
 
Wild reindeer area
Setesdal - Ryfylke36866589178813017
Skaulen - Etnefjella1943543054
Setesdal - Austhei70161084131923
Hardangervidda1 27044541 248521
Blefjell2856353627
Nordfjella119171277542240
Oksenhalvøya0000000.
Fjellheimen91181944143276
Brattefjell - Vindeggen12524131813154228
Lærdal - Årdal900009060
Vest - Jotunheimen33000124820
Reinheimen - Breheimen724131114322320422072
Førdefjella10042121100
Sunnfjord1342013387
Svartebotnen2135406391
Snøhetta5897278542915020642
Rondane4398256461612011953
Sølnkletten1822922612625146
Forollhogna2296171213363773
Knutshø188272499635645
Norefjell - Reinsjøfjell162413296274790
Våmur - Roan425762101276
Tolga østfjell700007014

Table 2 
Wild reindeer hunting. Licences issued, animals felled and per cent felled

Wild reindeer hunting. Licences issued, animals felled and per cent felled
Licences issuedAnimals felledPer cent felled
199516 1837 77748
199616 2929 39558
199718 3969 17950
199817 9879 76154
199912 7538 99271
200012 7547 63160
200115 8626 97644
200218 0876 61737
200319 7694 41722
200420 4113 89519
200521 9334 81722
200622 0815 09123
200721 2874 67022
200813 8215 15537
200911 3675 09845
20108 6015 44763
20117 1025 42376
201210 2145 45153
201310 9867 14065
20149 3027 94485
201520 9126 50931
201625 4656 12924
201722 6745 51524
201810 5754 15639
201914 2364 73833

About the statistics

The statistics give an overview of Norwegian wild reindeer hunting. The figures show the number of reindeer shot and the number of permissions given, by age, sex and reindeer areas. The statistics also comprise figures on estimated carcass weight.

Definitions

Definitions of the main concepts and variables

Hunting ground
One basic territorial unit sanctioned for hunting cervids and allotted felling licences.
 
Qualifying area
Area forming the basis for hunting licences allotted by the municipalities. For moose and red deer, the area includes mainly woodland and bogs.
 
Licences issued
The number of animals that the municipality has given each hunting ground permission to shoot.
 
Selective shooting
Licences issued with an obligation for a certain distribution of animals felled, by calf, 1½-year-old animals, adult males and adult females.
 
Per cent felled
Shot animals as a percentage of licences issued.
 
The hunting year
One hunting year lasts as from 1 April as to 31 March the following year.

Standard classifications

Classification of wild reindeer areas

Administrative information

Name and topic

Name: Wild reindeer hunting
Topic: Agriculture, forestry, hunting and fishing

Next release

Responsible division

Division for Housing, Property, Spatial and Agricultural Statistics

Regional level

Wild reindeer area.

Frequency and timeliness

Annual.

International reporting

Not relevant

Microdata

Data sets are stored at Statistics Norway.

Background

Background and purpose

The purpose of these statistics is to show the extent of wild reindeer hunting in Norway. Until 1951, the statistics covered all registered felling of wild reindeer, both those that were shot through legal hunting and those that were shot or died in other ways. After 1952, the statistics only cover wild reindeer legally killed through ordinary hunting.

Users and applications

The most important users of these statistics are The Norwegian Environment Agency, the County Departments of Environmental Affairs, professional bodies, the media, research and educational institutions and the local wildlife authorities.

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 inthe Statistics Release Calendar. This is one of Statistics Norway’s key principles for ensuring that all users are treated equally.

Coherence with other statistics

Statistics on the number of felled moose and red deer, as well as registered non-harvest morality of cervids are published.

Legal authority

The wildlife act.

EEA reference

Not relevant

Production

Population

The statistics include all legal hunting of wild reindeer in Norway.

Data sources and sampling

The Wild Reindeer Councils

Total census

Collection of data, editing and estimations

Statistics Norway obtains data on felling quotas and the hunting data from the individual Wild Reindeer Councils.

Sum checks and checks of the number of animals felled against the number of licences issued are performed. In the event of a lack of clarity in the submitted data, the Wild Reindeer Council is contacted for additional information.

Number of animals felled and number of hunting licenses issued are summarised and distributed on wild reindeer council.

Seasonal adjustment

Not relevant

Confidentiality

Not relevant

Comparability over time and space

The statistics are comparable back to 1952 (see chapter 2.1.).

Accuracy and reliability

Sources of error and uncertainty

The data capture is closely connected to the local wildlife management, and the data quality is regarded as very good. Some hunting grounds cross municipal borders. In some cases this makes it difficult to decide in which municipality some of the animals were felled. The distribution of these animals is determined by the Wild Reindeer Council and does not affect the total number of wild reindeer felled.

The level of non-response is negligible. Reporting to Statistics Norway is compulsory for all Wild Reindeer Councils. Statistics Norway reminds the councils that have not forwarded their reports within three weeks from the end of the hunting season. In that way, all councils are covered.

Revision

Not relevant