Norway registers sharp increase in number of wild boars killed during the hunting season

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A total of 450 wild boars were killed during the hunting season – 140 more than the year before. Almost all were hunted down in Halden and Aremark.

The wild boar species, which is relatively new in Norway, has mainly established itself along the Swedish border in Viken and partly in Innlandet. A total of 186 wild boars were killed in Halden and 151 in Aremark in the previous hunting year. 

As recently as 2014/2015, only 70 wild boars were shot in Norway, but the number has risen gradually since then. In 2019/2020, 310 wild boars were killed, while in the previous hunting year, 450 were hunted down.

The species is not wanted in Norway because it can carry diseases that can be transmitted to other animals and humans. 

In addition, wild boards can damage agricultural land and forests, cause traffic accidents, and, in some cases, be dangerous.

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

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