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Fatalities amongst moose and deer up. Hunters aim true. Life as a moose and/or deer in Norway is perilous. 2009 was a record year for hunters, according to statistics released by Statistics Norway (SSB).The vamoos Most moose were rubbed out in Hedmark, the largest “moose county” in terms of the number of animals felled and hunting licenses.

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Fatalities amongst moose and deer up

Published on Saturday, 3rd April, 2010 at 08:15 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 3rd April 2010 at 09:17.

Hunters aim true.

A Norwegian moose (elg) in Kristiansand
A Norwegian moose (elg) in Kristiansand
Photo: Flums(Mr. Philip Gabrielsen)/Wikimedia C


Life as a moose and/or deer in Norway is perilous. 2009 was a record year for hunters, according to statistics released by Statistics Norway (SSB).

The vamoos

Most moose were rubbed out in Hedmark, the largest “moose county” in terms of the number of animals felled and hunting licenses.

A total of 9,091 licenses were issued, and 8,055 moose bought the farm last year. This is the highest number since the record year of 1992.

On a national scale, 81 percent (just over 35,500 animals) of the 43,907 quota for 2008/9 hunting season were felled by a total of 58,100 hunters.

Out of the municipalities with the highest number of felled animals Trysil topped the statistics with 1,143 moose deaths, whilst hunters in Rendalen snuffed out 440.

Seeing red

The news was worse for Bambi. 95 percent of the total felling of red deer is concentrated in six counties of Rogaland, Hordaland, Sogn og Fjordane, Møre og Romsdal, Sør-Trøndelag, and Nord-Trøndelag along the Atlantic coast.

Top of the counties was Sogn og Fjordane. 11,601 animals were felled and 14,664 licenses were issued.

Møre og Romsdal and Hordaland came in next, with 10,889 and 7,550 deer shot, respectively.

The lives of 74 percent (nearly 37,700 animals) of the 50,923 national red deer felling quota were extinguished last year; an increase of more than 2,500 on the 2007/8 hunting season.

37,700 hunters took part last season in total, with Kvinnherad in Hordaland topping the local snuff-outs at 1,184, and Stryn in Sogn og Fjordane coming in at a “modest” 713.



Published on Saturday, 3rd April, 2010 at 08:15 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 3rd April 2010 at 09:17.

This post has the following tags: moose, elg, red, deer, norway, hunting, season.





  
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