There are large numbers of moose, wild reindeer, deer, hare, grouse and other large woodland fowl in the forests and mountains.
Hunting may be carried out on government property, state common land and private property. However, hunting is not allowed without permission from the landowner and a hunting licence or must be obtained before hunting.
No hunting is allowed without the landowner’s permission. Landowners are entitled to demand payment for the right to hunt, either by selling permits, or by letting the land.
Persons resident abroad do not have to take a hunting proficiency test providing they satisfy the criteria for permission to undertake similar hunting in their home countries. Documentary proof to that effect must be shown on demand to police, game wardens and other supervisory authorities.
Persons intending to hunt in Norway must pay a hunting licence fee. The fee is for the full hunting year, from 1 April to 31 March. You can both order and pay for your hunting licence on the website of the Norwegian Register of Hunters.
The minimum age for small-game hunting is 16, for larger game 18, and for trapping, 16 (except lynx trapping, for which the age limit is 18).
The Directorate for Nature Management can provide further information about hunting regulations in Norway.
The Norwegian Directorate of Customs and Excise has information about rules concerning the import of weapons for hunting purposes.
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