Lynx hunting season in Norway starts on February 1. A total of 74 lynxes in six of the eight predator regions can be hunted.
“The lynx population in Norway is today very close to the population target nationally. Quota hunting for 74 lynxes in six of eight regions is allowed. Regions 4 and 5 aren’t open for lynx hunting, as the lynx population there is below the population target,” Minister of Climate and Environment Espen Barth Eide (SP) stated on Tuesday.
The Predator Committee and the Norwegian Environment Agency issued four decisions on quota hunting in Rogaland, Møre og Romsdal, Trøndelag, Nordland, Troms og Finnmark, as well as former Vest-Agder and Oppland.
The decisions were appealed to the Ministry of Climate and the Environment, which decided to uphold the decisions.
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