More and more women in Norway are hunters

HuntersPhoto: Gorm Kallestad / NTB

The proportion of women in Norway’s hunter register has increased steadily. At the end of the hunting year 2020/2021, it was almost twice as high as 20 years ago.

Almost 79,000 women were listed in the hunter register at the end of the 2020/2021 hunting year. That corresponds to 15% of the total of around 520,800 entries.

Exactly 30% of those who passed the hunter test during the period were women, according to Statistics Norway (SSB).

Twenty years ago, the number of women in the hunter register was 29,500, and the proportion was 8%.

Out of Norwegian men over the age of 15, every fifth man is entered in the hunter register. Among Norwegian women over the age of 15, the corresponding proportion is almost 4%.

However, not all registered hunters hunt. In the hunting year 2020/2021, there were just under 193,000 people who paid hunting fees and who were thus allowed to go hunting. Out of these, 9.4% were women.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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