Statistics Norway: 5,652 wild reindeer were hunted down in Norway this autumn

Wild reindeerPhoto: Paul Kleiven / NTB
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In the autumn of 2021, 5,652 wild reindeer were hunted down in Norway, 962 more than in 2020. More animals were hunted down in the Hardangervidda, Reinheimen-Breheimen, and Snøhetta areas.

On the Hardangervidda mountain plateau, hunting permits were granted for 16,003 animals in 2021, which is an increase of 11,019 animals from 2020, Statistics Norway (SSB) writes.

In order to combat chronic wasting disease (sometimes called zombie deer disease), the quota was set high, but only 1,983 animals from the quota were hunted down. That is 543 more than the year before.

A total of 823 wild reindeer were hunted down in the Reinheimen-Breheimen area, an increase of 344 animals. At Snøhetta, 601 animals were hunted down, a decrease of 117 animals from the previous year.

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

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