Non-harvest mortality of cervids

Updated: 30 June 2023

Next update: Not yet determined

Cervids perished or killed beyond ordinary hunting during the hunting year
Cervids perished or killed beyond ordinary hunting during the hunting year
2022-2023
15 909
Registered non-harvest mortality of cervids
Registered non-harvest mortality of cervids1
NumberChange in per cent
2022-20232021-2022 - 2022-20232018-2019 - 2022-2023
Total15 9097.812.7
Moose
Animals killed by vehicle1 16213.918.8
Animals killed by train6218.418.1
Animals killed by other causes1 89510.13.0
Red deer
Animals killed by vehicle851-16.2-12.3
Animals killed by train48-30.4-29.4
Animals killed by other causes1 000-6.6-32.0
Wild reindeer
Animals killed by vehicle2100.0.
Animals killed by train0-100.0-100.0
Animals killed by other causes92-50.5-15.6
Roe deer
Animals killed by vehicle7 2737.021.9
Animals killed by train3134.317.7
Animals killed by other causes2 65232.538.3
1Missing task from the municipalities Smøla and Enebakk for 2022/2023
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Selected tables and figures from this statistics

  • Registered non-harvest mortality of cervids, by causes.
    Registered non-harvest mortality of cervids, by causes.
    Registered non-harvest mortality of cervids
    Animals, totalMooseRed deerWild reindeerRoe deer
    2018-201914 1133 3432 5091108 151
    2019-202012 2453 0641 6241657 392
    2020-202113 6553 2061 896918 462
    2021-202214 7563 3142 1551899 098
    2022-202315 9093 6781 8999410 238
    Animals killed as nuisance
    2018-20191273451042
    2019-2020681831118
    2020-2021109649054
    2021-2022881959010
    2022-2023741334027
    Animals felled as self-defence
    2018-20191651001
    2019-20201514100
    2020-20211615100
    2021-2022956915011
    2022-20231103813059
    Animals felled illegally
    2018-2019461022113
    2019-2020481026210
    2020-20213113918
    2021-2022501722011
    2022-20232815427
    Animals killed by vehicle
    2018-20197 91697897005 968
    2019-20207 73198391855 825
    2020-20218 08394692106 216
    2021-20228 8331 0201 01516 797
    2022-20239 2881 16285127 273
    Animals killed by train
    2018-2019861526681266
    2019-2020812521593229
    2020-2021649389620198
    2021-2022944573692300
    2022-2023982621480313
    Animals killed by other causes
    2018-20195 0951 7821 3851081 820
    2019-20203 4691 4835411531 292
    2020-20214 6841 819842901 933
    2021-20224 7461 6169751861 969
    2022-20235 4271 829949902 559
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  • Registered non-harvest mortality of cervids. Killed by motor vehicle or train, by county
    Registered non-harvest mortality of cervids. Killed by motor vehicle or train, by county
    TotalMooseRed deerWild reindeerRoe deer
    2010-20117 0302 23773224 059
    2011-20125 7641 66874143 351
    2012-20136 4131 72468424 003
    2013-20145 8891 35874343 784
    2014-20156 1581 43978123 936
    2015-20166 2981 35563914 303
    2016-20177 3191 35487325 090
    2017-201810 1972 3741 22316 599
    2018-20198 7771 5041 03816 234
    2019-20208 5431 50497786 054
    2020-20218 7321 33598306 414
    2021-20229 7771 5931 08437 097
    2022-202310 2701 78389927 586
    County
    Viken2 7923473802 407
    Oslo6550060
    Innlandet2 1466194611 480
    Vestfold og Telemark1 02292261903
    Agder55250230479
    Rogaland3311380292
    Vestland4121381030
    Møre og Romsdal73022220506
    Trøndelag - Trööndelage1 67231812501 229
    Nordland - Nordlánnda45326400189
    Troms og Finnmark - Romsa ja Finnmárku95840011
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  • Registered non-harvest mortality of cervids, by county and cause
    Registered non-harvest mortality of cervids, by county and cause
    TotalMooseRed deerWild reindeerRoe deer
    2010-201110 6043 7651 684225 133
    2011-20128 3592 9581 343284 030
    2012-20139 1042 9691 160534 922
    2013-20148 4522 6741 166574 555
    2014-20158 7502 7771 293224 658
    2015-20168 9412 6031 087965 155
    2016-201710 8272 8171 4594116 140
    2017-201817 0194 2562 5131 5638 687
    2018-201914 1133 3432 5091108 151
    2019-202012 2453 0641 6241657 392
    2020-202113 6553 2061 896918 462
    2021-202214 7563 3142 1551899 098
    2022-202315 9093 6781 8999410 238
    County
    Viken4 0426675423 319
    Oslo1611300148
    Innlandet3 1161 04994381 935
    Vestfold og Telemark1 61728052101 275
    Agder878170377664
    Rogaland4826681407
    Vestland969118813146
    Møre og Romsdal1 038144182604
    Trøndelag - Trööndelage2 54669829331 552
    Nordland - Nordlánnda84857520271
    Troms og Finnmark - Romsa ja Finnmárku2121950017
    Cause
    Animals killed as nuisance741334027
    Animals felled as self-defence1103813059
    Animals felled illegally2815427
    Animals killed by vehicle9 2881 16285127 273
    Animals killed by train982621480313
    Animals killed by other causes5 4271 829949902 559
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About the statistics

The statistics show the number of moose, red-deer, wild reindeer and roe-deer that perished or was killed beyond ordinary hunting.

Cervids

Cervids includes moose (Alces alces), red deer (Cervus elaphus), wild reindeer (Rangifer tarandus) and roe deer (Capreolus capreolus).

Registered non-harvest mortality of cervids

The number of moose, red-deer, wild reindeer and roe-deer that perish or are felled beyond ordinary hunting.

The hunting year
One hunting year runs from 1 April to 31 March the following year.

Name: Non-harvest mortality of cervids
Topic: Agriculture, forestry, hunting and fishing

Not yet determined

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Municipality.

Annual.

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Edited data sets are stored at Statistics Norway.

The purpose of the statistics is to provide information at municipality level on the reduction of deer outside ordinary hunting. Statistics are provided dating back to the hunting year 1965/66. Until 1951, the reduction outside ordinary hunting was included in the ordinary hunting statistics.

The statistics are compiled for the Norwegian Enviroment Agency and serve as an important tool in the local and national management of deer stocks. Public agencies (ministries, counties, municipalities) and research institutes use the statistics. Other important user groups include professional publications and hunters.

No external users have access to the statistics and analyses before they are published and accessible simultaneously for all users on ssb.no at 8 am. Prior to this, a minimum of three months' advance notice is given in the Statistics Release Calendar. This is one of Statistics Norway’s key principles for ensuring that all users are treated equally.

The Wildlife Act and the Statistics Act § 2-1.

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The statistics cover killed game reported to the municipal wildlife management department. In general, all reductions of deer outside ordinary hunting must be reported, but for various reasons this is not always done. The combined data can consequently be viewed as minimum figures.

The statistics are based on reports from municipal wildlife management departments.

The municipalities report to Statistics Norway via the Internet.

Regular controls and revisions are carried out on the incoming material. The forms are checked for absolute and possible errors, and errors are corrected during the revision of the forms. Where necessary, the municipal and county authorities are contacted to clarify cases of doubt.

The number of killed animals is summarised and distributed by municipality.

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Breaks in the time series have not occurred since the statistics were started for the hunting year 1965/66. Starting with the hunting year 1990/91, the data were broken down by male animal, female animal and calf.

It can be difficult to determine the sex and age of animals that have been dead for a long time before they are found. In such cases the municipal wildlife management department must use its judgement.

Reporting to Statistics Norway is compulsory for all municipalities. Statistics Norway and the county management remind municipalities that have not forwarded the reports within the time limit. In that way all municipalities are covered.

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