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Grouse hunting Photo: Torkel Skoglund


Hunting is a strong tradition in Norway. It's a popular recreation, widely accepted by the public. Each year, some 140,000 men and women go hunting. Many hunt on Statskog lands. Statskog is the governmental guarantor for sustainable management and for public access to affordable hunting.

​Regardless of your hunting and terrain preferences, Statskog offers almost all forms of small and big game hunting. We have no limits on hunting with or without dogs. Now Statskog offers a hunting licence for small predators.

If you wish to hunt in Norway, you should send your home country hunting licence and your name, date of birth and postal address to the Norwegian Register of Hunters (Brønnøysund Register Centre). All foreign (as well as Norwegian) hunters must have a paid hunting licence before applying to Statskog for hunting rights.


Big game hunting

Big game is the common term for:

  • Moose
  • Deer
  • Wild reindeer
Small game hunting
Grouse hunting is commonplace. In Norway, it accounts for about  90% of all hunters. Statskog is a major lessor of grouse hunting rights. In addition, hunters may hunt capercaillie, beaver and hare.
Small game is a common term for:
  • Grouse hunting
  • Woodland birds
  • Beaver hunting
  • Hare hunting
  • Small predators

Further information about small game hunting on Statskog lands Rypeprosjektet 2006 - 2011
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