More and more female hunters in Norway
More women are choosing to get a hunting license in Norway. The number of female hunters has increased by over 50,000 people in the last 20 years, according to figures from Statistics Norway.
A total of 537,400 Norwegian women and men were listed in the Register of Hunters at the end of the 2022/2023 hunting year, according to Statistics Norway (link in Norwegian).
The population of Norway is around 5,4 million people.
Every year, the proportion of women in the Register of Hunters increases. In the 2002/2003 hunting year, the proportion of women was just over 8 per cent, with 31,200 female hunters, while it is now 16 per cent with 85,800 registered female hunters.
In the 2022/2023 hunting year, 192,800 people paid the hunting license fee, of whom 9.9 per cent were women.
In addition to Norwegian hunters, 1,530 foreign hunters paid the hunting license fee for the 2022/2023 hunting year. Most were from Denmark (610), followed by Sweden (310) and Germany (210). In total, hunters from 36 countries paid the hunting license fee and were thus allowed to hunt in Norway.
Translated by Alette Bjordal Gjellesvik.
Read the Norwegian version of this article on forskning.no