Hunting in Norway

Last updated: 12 October 2017 .

Everyone hunting in Norway has to be registered in the Norwegian Register of Hunters and pay the hunting licence fee.

In order to hunt in Norway you have to:

  • have finished the hunting licence test in Norway, or fulfill the equivalent conditions in your native country
  • be registered in the Norwegian Register of Hunters
  • pay the hunting licence fee
  • be 16 years old or more, or 18 years old or more if you are going to participate in big game hunting
  • undergo the shooting test if you are doing big game hunting with a rifle, or document the equivalent hunting in your native country. You need to bring this along during the hunt.
  • have permission from the landowner

Questions regarding registration and hunting licence number

How to be registered in the Norwegian Register of Hunters if you are non-resident?

Foreign hunters non-resident in Norway have to send:

  • documentation showing that you are qualified for the equivalent type of hunting in your homeland
  • birth date
  • postal address

You send the documentation via email to the Norwegian Register of Hunters.

How to be registered in the Norwegian Register of Hunters if you are resident?

Foreign hunters resident in Norway have to:

  • undergo the hunting licence test

or

  • document having undergone a hunting course in another country, equivalent to the Norwegian hunting licence test, at the least
  • state his/her national identity number or D number
  • state his/her postal address

You send the documentation via email to the Norwegian Register of Hunters.

How do I get a hunting licence number?

A hunting licence number will be assigned to you when you register in the Norwegian Register of Hunters. If you have lost the number you can contact the Norwegian Register of Hunters.

I am going to participate in licensed hunting (dispatching injured game), what do I need to do?

In order to do licensed hunting you have to:

  • be at least 18 years old
  • have paid the hunting licence fee for the current hunting year
  • register as a licensed hunter in the Norwegian Register of Hunters
  • comply with reporting duties
  • bring your personal licence while hunting
  • bring documentation for valid shooting test during the hunt (if you are hunting with a rifle)

Registration as a licensed hunter must be done for each specific carnivore species for each hunting year, or if you wish to hunt other carnivore species. There is no fee for the registration.

If you do the hunting licence payment through our website, you can register as a licensed hunter immediately. If you do the payment through a bank or online bank, you have to wait 2-5 days before registering as a licensed hunter.

When will I be deleted from the Norwegian Register of Hunters?

If you have not paid the hunting licence fee for the last five years you will be deleted from the Norwegian Register of Hunters. If you want to hunt again you must send new documentation of your hunting licence to us.

Questions regarding the hunting licence fee and payment

For how long is the hunting licence valid?

You pay the hunting licence fee for one hunting year at a time, and it covers the period from 1 April until 31 March.

What is the fee?
Hunting licence fee and fees for the current hunting year*NOK
Hunting licence fee – all types of game422
Hunting licence fee – all game except moose, deer and wild reindeer333
Additional fee for moose, deer and wild reindeer 89
Additional card (duplicate) 67
*In addition, there will be a cost connected to the game licence and the rent of the hunting ground, defined by each land owner.
How do I pay the hunting licence fee for the current hunting year?

You make the payment in our payment solution. A signed hunting licence card will be sent the day after the payment is done. We will send the card to the address registered in the Norwegian Register of Hunters, unless you have stated a different address when placing the order.

When are hunting licence fee payment slips sent?

The hunting licence fee payment slips are sent during the final half of March. The hunting season starts on 1 April, and by that time all hunters who have paid their licence fee the last year should have received the payment slip.

Questions regarding the hunting licence card

What can I do if I lose or misplace my hunting licence?

You have to buy a duplicate/copy (an extra card) in our payment solution. After making the payment, you either have to download the receipt as a pdf or receive it via email. The receipt is valid as a temporary hunting licence card for 30 days. You must bring along this receipt when you go hunting, until you receive the signed hunting licence card by mail. We will send the card to the address registered in the Norwegian Register of Hunters, unless you stated a different address when placing the order.

Other questions related to hunting

What are the rules for bringing guns into Norway?

If you wish to bring firearms into Norway, you have to contact the Norwegian police authority.

What rules apply for bringing dogs from other countries into Norway?

The Norwegian Food Safety Authority (Mattilsynet) supervises the live animals that are imported into Norway. For more information about bringing dogs into Norway, contact Mattilsynet.

Am I obliged to submit a catch report?

Foreigners do not need to submit the catch report. But SSB (Statistics Norway) nevertheless encourages foreign nationals to submit the report.

Contact the Register of Hunters

Do you need talk to us or send us an e-mail?

Always state your hunter number in addition to your name and address when you contact the Register of Hunters.

Email: jegerregisteret@brreg.no
Phone: +47 75 00 79 99

Mailing address:
Jegerregisteret
P. O. Box 905
NO-8910 Brønnøysund
Norway

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