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Foreign hunters

Sist oppdatert: 20. mars 2019 .

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 e-mail 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 send us documentation of

  • having undergone a hunting course in another country, equivalent to the Norwegian hunting licence test, at the least

In addition please state

  • national identity number or d number
  • postal address

You send the documentation via e-mail 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. This means that you need to re-register for each hunting year or if you wish to hunt other carnivore species. There is no fee for the registration.

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

If you have not paid the hunting licence fee for at least one of the past five years you will be deleted from the Norwegian Register of Hunters. If you want to hunt again you need to submit  documentation anew.

Questions regarding the hunting licence fee and payment

How can I show poof of payment of the hunting licence fee?

You can log in to My hunting profile to show proof of payment. You can also take a screenshot of the digital hunting licence card on your mobile phone or download the card as pdf or print it and bring it along during the hunt.

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 game442
Hunting licence fee – all game except moose, deer and wild reindeer349
Additional fee for moose, deer and wild reindeer 93
*In addition, there will be a cost connected to the game licence and the rent of the hunting ground, defined by each land owner.
When can I pay the hunting licence fee for a new hunting year?

All hunters who have paid the hunting licence fee last year will receive information about payment of the hunting licence fee before the hunting season starts on 1 April.

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?

Yes you must. Before you can report, you must register as a user in Altinn. You need to report the hunting and the catch outcome by using the form for game bag reporting, RA-0574.

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.

E-mail: jegerregisteret@brreg.no
Phone: +47 75 00 79 99
Opening hours: 09 –  14

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