Continued decline in moose hunting

Continued decline in moose huntingMoose. Photo pixabay.com

A total of 31 100 moose were shot during the hunting year 2015/2016; a decrease of 2 000 animals from the previous hunting year.

In total, a felling quota of 40 700 animals was issued, which is a decrease of 2 600 animals from the previous hunting year. The hunting success rate was 76 per cent.

Decline in Hedmark and Buskerud
In the counties of Hedmark and Buskerud, 5 400 and 2 300 moose were shot respectively, a decrease of 12 and 10 per cent from the hunting year 2014/2015. Hedmark is the largest “moose county” in terms of the number of licences and animals shot. A total of 7 400 hunting licences were issued, which is a decrease of 300 from the previous hunting year.

61 200 moose hunters
Among the cervid species, moose hunting is the most common. A total of 61 200 hunters participated in the moose hunt during the 2014/2015 hunting season.

 

Source: SSB / Norway Today

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