Over 11,000 Norwegians Line Up To Shoot 16 Wolves!

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Norwegian hunters outnumber about Wolves 763 to one, according to new statistics for licenses to kill populace that could be as low as 30.


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Wolves have arisen as the most desirable animal for Norwegian hunters this season, with 11,571 people registering for licenses to shoot 16 animals – a ratio of 723 hunters per Wolf.

The animals – of which Norway may have as few as 30 living in the wild – top the league in new figures that reveal an unpredictable communal of hunters.

The Norwegian brown bear comes in a very close second with 10,930 registered licence holders ardent to hunt down 18 individuals, followed by 10,820 license holders interested in 141 wolverines, according to the country’s record for hunters.

The record number of those registering to hunt Wolves in the 2015-16 season equals just under 10,000 people registered for the 2013-14 period – the last for which statistics are accessible, as per the Norwegian Association for Fishing and Hunting.

Wolf hunt 1A wolf standing in falling snow in Norway. Photograph: Alamy

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