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Active hunters

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Key figures

47 900

grouse hunters

Active hunters
2018-20192017-2018 - 2018-2019
Number of huntersPer cent
Hunted, in total139 770-1.4
Small game hunting83 9901.4
Grouse hunting47 9006.0
Hunting on cervids91 270-3.3
Moose hunting59 340-2.6
Red deer hunting48 030-0.4
Wild reindeer hunting7 620-23.2
Roe deer hunting42 530-1.1

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
1Comprise Norwegian livving on Svalbard and abroad and persons with unknown adress.
The whole country
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
2018-2019204 800183 080139 77043 31021 720
 
2018-2019
Østfold9 5908 6906 2402 450890
Akershus19 32017 57012 4305 1401 750
Oslo12 75011 5507 7603 7901 210
Hedmark13 75012 39010 3502 0401 370
Oppland10 7509 7407 8801 8501 010
Buskerud10 2309 3207 0602 260920
Vestfold7 0406 4504 5201 930590
Telemark8 4807 6706 2301 440800
Aust-Agder5 7405 1404 1201 030590
Vest-Agder7 6506 8505 3601 490800
Rogaland9 8909 0106 1602 860880
Hordaland13 35012 0808 8903 1901 270
Sogn og Fjordane6 9406 2805 1701 120660
Møre og Romsdal10 0509 3507 4401 910690
Trøndelag28 37025 13020 7104 4103 240
Nordland12 83011 3908 8102 5801 440
Troms - Romsa9 3408 4106 2602 150930
Finnmark - Finnmárku6 0305 1403 7801 350900
Foreigners1 99034028060390
Other17305903402601 390

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.
2018-2019
Males128 97078 19044 14084 57054 66045 0707 03039 840
Females10 5305 7003 7106 5004 5602 8905902 630
 
Age of hunter
-20 years4 7503 1401 7803 2302 2001 6903401 730
20-29 years18 91013 1207 56011 5207 3806 3001 0306 220
30-39 years23 19015 3208 68014 3408 7707 6501 2407 250
40-49 years30 06018 38010 75019 46012 26010 4701 7009 200
50-59 years29 99016 88010 04020 03013 12010 7201 6408 940
60-69 years21 69011 5106 53014 90010 1407 6401 1806 200
70 years or older10 9105 5402 5107 5905 3503 4904902 930

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
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
2018-2019139 77083 99047 90091 27059 34048 0307 62042 530
 
2018-2019
Østfold6 2404 0109504 3503 0706101203 210
Akershus12 4308 8904 5106 3804 2801 8004903 590
Oslo7 7606 0504 1803 0101 7001 1404901 270
Hedmark10 3505 9402 3807 3706 2901 8707903 160
Oppland7 8804 5702 2005 0903 7802 6708302 240
Buskerud7 0604 2601 6204 7003 2602 3205302 480
Vestfold4 5202 9909502 8901 4601 4002202 240
Telemark6 2303 1009205 2104 2903 6608203 010
Aust-Agder4 1202 1405703 5602 8602 4403702 790
Vest-Agder5 3603 1501 3304 3403 3902 9003003 580
Rogaland6 1603 7601 8904 2601 3703 4204402 740
Hordaland8 8904 5103 0906 2908705 940560530
Sogn og Fjordane5 1701 5909104 7204304 660340130
Møre og Romsdal7 4403 1502 0506 0502 0105 7106703 040
Trøndelag20 71012 6209 17013 38011 1207 0005707 330
Nordland8 8105 7104 5005 0204 76021010960
Troms - Romsa6 2604 4903 9902 8002 7201102090
Finnmark - Finnmárku3 7802 7502 5201 4801 450401030
Foreigners28012030200130702060
Other1340210140170100602060

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