Hunting in Finnmark
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Small game hunting 2016/2017
INFORMASJON • INFORMATION
HUNTING IN FINNMARK
This brochure has been published to provide all the information you
need regarding small game hunting in Finnmark, and is valid from 1 July
Finnmarkseiendommen Finnmárkkuopmodat (FeFo) is a landowner in
the county of Finnmark, pursuant to the Finnmark Act. The land owned
by FeFo covers 46,000 km2 and provides a wide variety of small game
hunting. It is permitted to hunt for grouse, hare, capercaillie, fox and
geese in Finnmark, among other small game species.
The hunting season for small game on land owned by FeFo mainly
follows the hunting season stipulated by the Norwegian Environment
Agency (earlier named Directorate for Nature Management). Hunting
permits can be purchased from local permit outlets and online at www.
This brochure contains information about FeFo's terms and conditions
for small game hunting in Finnmark, information on how to activate
your hunting permit and how to submit hunting reports, as well as
hunting statistics from previous seasons.
NB! Access to the most popular hunting areas may be regulated for
people who are resident outside of Finnmark. There may be a shorter
hunting season for certain animals within local hunting areas, and
hunting reports are obligatory.
We hope you have a great hunting season in Finnmark!
TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR SMALL GAME HUNTING IN FINNMARK
You must always carry your hunting permit with you when hunting, and present
it upon request.
You can purchase a hunting permit online from www.fefo.no or from local outlets. You
are only permitted to purchase a hunting permit once you have paid a hunting fee. You
must activate your hunting permit if you want to hunt for gallinacean, hare, duck, geese
and seabirds and this applies to everyone. You do not need to activate your hunting
permit if only hunting for predatory animals.
When required, FeFo is entitled to regulate the number of hunters in one
hunting area and restrict access to a maximum number of hunters who are
resident outside of Finnmark.
A shorter hunting season for certain species in specific hunting areas can be
introduced where necessary.
Any such restrictions will be published at the latest by 1 September.
Daily quotas may be introduced where required for parts of Finnmark county.
Any such restrictions will be published at the latest on 1 September. All persons
intending to hunt are obliged to read all available information on any daily quotas before
starting to hunt, and to present their takes when requested by inspectors.
School pupils, students and conscripts are recognised as inhabitants of the
municipality in which they are studying/undertaking military service.
They are therefore permitted to take out a hunting permit as an inhabitant of the
municipality in question.
In the municipalities of Alta and Porsanger, capercaillie is a protected species.
It is not permitted to hunt or trap closer than 300 metres from your own
vehicle when parked along a forest track in the coniferous forests in Karasjok
and Sør-Varanger municipality.
Trapping of grouse is only permitted for persons with a registered address in
A written report shall be submitted to the municipality in question at the latest 10 days
before trapping starts. This report shall include information on the name and address of
the hunter, the hunting area and hunting period. At the latest 10 days after the trapping
period for grouse has expired, the hunter shall report his/her take on a specific form. All
traps shall be removed before the expiry of the trapping period.
A hunting report shall be submitted at the end of the hunting period.
Failure to submit a hunting report increases administration costs and may result in the
hunter being charged a handling fee of NOK 300.
All reindeer herders are exempt from paying for a hunting permit from FeFo,
but must pay a hunting fee in order to go hunting or trapping.
This is conditional upon the hunting or trapping taking place in an area where the
reindeer herder is legally performing reindeer husbandry. If such persons intend to hunt
or trap in other areas, they must purchase a hunting permit.
SALE OF HUNTING PERMITS
FeFo’s daily permits (1-7) are now valid for the entire land area owned by Fefo. In
previous years, hunters were only allowed to select hunting areas from one municipality
once they had purchased a permit valid for several consecutive days. Now you are able
to select from 1-7 days from your own choice the preferred area and days you would like
to go hunting.
Hunting permits are available as daily permits (1-7) for the entire county, and as
seasonal permits for specific municipalities or for the entire county of Finnmark. Persons
older than 20 years and who are resident outside of Finnmark are only permitted to
purchase daily permits (1-7) up to 25 September. From this date onwards, they are
also entitled to purchase seasonal permits for a specific municipality. Persons resident in
Finnmark are entitled to purchase a seasonal permit for specific municipalities or for the
entire county of Finnmark, for the whole season. Persons under the age of 20 who are
resident outside of Finnmark are permitted to purchase a seasonal permit for the entire
county and the entire season.
Advance registration of hunting
The land owned by FeFo is divided into 131 hunting areas. All hunters must state in
advance where they intend to hunt. Information on the number of hunters per hunting
area is available to all hunters at www.fefo.no. If necessary, FeFo is entitled to regulate
the number of hunters and number of hunting days in one hunting area for persons who
reside outside of Finnmark.
You register your intended hunting area when purchasing your daily permit. If you have
purchased a seasonal permit, you must activate your permit before starting to hunt.
Daily permits (1-7) are valid throughout the land owned by Fefo, unless certain hunting
areas have been closed. Activated seasonal permits are valid throughout the municipality
(municipal permit) or the entire region of Finnmark (county permit) provided they have
been activated for one hunting area.
How to activate your seasonal permit
Hunters who have purchased a seasonal permit shall activate the permit before starting
to hunt, either online, when they purchase the permit, by SMS or by contacting FeFo on
telephone no. 09975. It is no longer possible to active hunting permits via text message.
Permits can be activated for up to three weeks at a time. Upon activation, the permit
holder must state the intended hunting area and hunting period. You must activate your
hunting permit if you want to hunt for gallinacean, hare, duck, geese and seabirds.
Seasonal permits are not available for activation untill 1 of august 2016.You do not need
to activate your hunting permit if only hunting for predatory animals. A hunting report
must be submitted for the applicable dates on an activated permit, before activating a
new hunting period.
1. Go to www.natureit.no/en/hunting.
2. Choose English language and click on “Activate hunting permit”.
3. Log in with your user name and password (which you will find in the top right corner of your
hunting permit receipt).
4. Select the hunting area and the dates when you intend to hunt then click on “Activate”.
1. Buy a FeFo hunting license and remember to registre you mobile phone number.
2. Text FeFojakt <hunting area> to 1963
3. Example: “FeFojakt KAU8” to 1963
4. The hunting license is now activated for today in hunting area KAU8 in Kautokeino municipality.
The following types of hunting licence are available for purchase in Finnmark:
Municipality where you reside
Seasonal permit **
Seasonal permit **
Daily permit **
Seasonal permit for
period from 25.09 to
Young persons under the age of 20
County season license
* Does not apply to grouse trapping
** Young persons under the age of 20 receives 80 % discount on these permits.
• You can purchase a hunting permit online at www.fefo.no or from a local outlet.
• Ordinary small game hunting permits are available to purchase from 1 August 2016.
• Permits for predatory animals and seasonal permits for residents of Finnmark are on sale
from 1 July 2016.
• NB! Seasonal permits are not available for activation until 1 of August 2016.
• Sales outlets will charge a fee of NOK 60 for a hunting permit.
Hunting for small predatory animals
Finnmark has a good stock of red fox and crows, for example. The red fox is particularly
known to be an efficient predator of grouse and capercaillie.
FeFo therefore offers a reasonably priced hunting permit for small predatory animals for
anyone wanting to experience an exciting and challenging form of hunting. Small predatory
animal hunting permits may be purchased at www.fefo.no from 1 July 2016.
In order to train or test hunting dogs in Norwegian back country, you will need the
landowners’ permission. Hence FeFo has created a specific dog training permit for residents
living outside Finnmark County. The dog training permit is a seasonal permit, valid from 20
August to 1 April. For residents living in Finnmark, the ordinary small game permit is valid
as a dogtraining permit.
Where required, FeFo is entitled to restrict the number of visiting hunters in one hunting
area, and the total number of hunting days in a hunting area.
Use the hunting permit number and the password on your hunting permit to complete
your hunting report. You can register your hunting report at www.natureit.no/en/hunting
or by calling telephone no. 09975. Hunters in possession of seasonal permits are asked to
register hunting reports on an ongoing basis throughout the season.
The latest deadline for reports is 30 April. Failure to submit a hunting report increases
administration costs and may result in the hunter being charged a handling fee of NOK 300.
FeFo har avtale med følgende utsalgssteder om salg av jakt- og fiskekort:
FeFo lea šiehtadan bivdo- ja guolástankorttaid vuovdima čuovvovaš vuovdinsajiiguin:
Local outlets for hunting licences
FeFo has an agreement with the following outlets for the sale of hunting and fishing licences:
Local outlets for hunting licence
G-Sport Hammari AS
Canyon Jakt & Fiske MX sport
Kleven Jakt og Fiske AS
Hasvik Hotell, Storgt. 18
Jan Ole Buljo
Kunes Opplevelse og Handel AS
Sport & Villmark AS DNB-Senteret
Nordkyn Nordic Safari AS
North Cape Experience, Oterveien 1
Pasvik Handel AS (Joker)
Matkroken Rolvsøy AS
Skoganvarre Villmark AS
Stabbursnes Naturhus og Museum
Intersport Tana, Ringveien 4, Tana bru
Kaliber Arve Wansvik
Sport & Fritid Vadsø AS
Esso Vestre Jakobselv
Utsalgsstedene tar kr 60,– i gebyr ved salg av jaktkort!
Vuovdinsajit váldet kr. 60,– divvan og vuvdet bivdokoartta!
Outlets charges NOK 60 for sale of hunting licence!
[email protected] – 78 43 61 33
[email protected] – 78 43 00 70
[email protected]aven.no – 957 78 211
[email protected] – 78 98 45 52 / 970 10 232
[email protected] – 78 40 71 40
[email protected] – 78 45 12 07
[email protected] – 78 47 10 00
[email protected] – 78 46 63 11
[email protected] – 78 48 66 44
[email protected] – 78 48 76 02
[email protected] – 400 36 438
[email protected] – 78 99 33 00
[email protected] – 78 99 29 98
[email protected] – 78 99 28 00
[email protected] – 78 49 94 33 / 951 18 700
[email protected] – 77 76 99 10
[email protected] – 78 46 22 56
[email protected] – 974 21 900
[email protected] – 913 11 557
[email protected] – 78 99 54 15
[email protected] – 78 42 54 15
[email protected] – 468 62 958 / 468 53 703
[email protected] – 78 46 47 65
[email protected] – 78 92 80 82/ 976 89 519
[email protected] – 402 33 802
[email protected] – 789 51 200
[email protected] – 78 95 81 80
[email protected] – 78 98 78 77
[email protected] – 78 95 45 63
PRIVATE PROPERTY IN FINNMARK
Please note that FeFo does not own all land in Finnmark. Several of the islands in
Western Finnmark have a number of private properties, such as Sørøya, Stjernøya and
Rolvsøy. Hunters are requested to read all information available on the location of such
private property, and to respect the rights of private landowners. The boundaries of
such private property may not always be precisely mapped, so we request that hunters
respect all signposts.
FeFo collaborates with the Norwegian Nature Inspectorate regarding supervision of FeFo
AREAS OF FEFO LAND WITH RESTRICTED ACCESS FOR SMALL GAME HUNTING
Certain areas are restricted by statutory regulations for small game hunting. For more
detailed information on nature reserves, their restrictions and protective regulations,
please contact the county governor's environmental protection department, the
Norwegian Nature Inspectorate (SNO) or the municipality in which you intend to hunt.
MANAGEMENT AND RESEARCH
Sustainable management relies on good knowledge of both game and harvesting of
such resources. FeFo ensures sustainable management by counting willow grouse and
woodland birds with a pointing dog prior to hunting and the requirement for hunting
HUNTING GREYLAG GOOSE
Greylag goose hunting is only permitted in the coastal areas of Finnmark County. The
regular hunting season starts 21 August and ends 23 December. Note that, because of
a local legislation it is possible to start the hunt 6 August within Porsanger municipality,
in parts of Porsanger where greylag goose hunting are permitted. Please visit www.
nordatlas.no to get to know the exact hunting areas for greylag goose.
Stipulated takes of willow grouse
and rock ptarmigan
Figure 1. Stipulated takes of rock ptarmigan and willow grouse on land owned by FeFo in the
period 2000/01-2015/16. Daily quotas were introduced in 2008 on all land owned by FeFo.
SMALL GAME HUNTING AND REINDEER HUSBANDRY
Reindeer husbandry is an important Sami industry in Finnmark and requires vast areas
of land. Approximately 80% of the land in Finnmark is utilised for reindeer husbandry
throughout the year. Go to www.nordatlas.no to view a map which roughly shows those
areas where reindeer husbandry takes place at the start of the hunting season, from 10
FeFo requests that hunters are particularly careful when using dogs in areas where
reindeer are located, and emphasises the importance of the dog owner's statutory
responsibilities, cf. Section 7 of the Norwegian Dog Act and Section 29 of the Reindeer
If you should happen to meet a reindeer herder, ask whether they or others have
reindeer in the area and how you can avoid obstructing their work with their herd as
much as possible. For further information, please contact the county governor’s reindeer
husbandry department for West Finnmark on telephone no. +47 78 48 46 00 or East
Finnmark on telephone no. +47 78 46 87 00.
How to act in areas where domesticated reindeer are present
Compiled by the Norwegian Association of Hunters and Anglers in cooperation with the
Sami Reindeer Herders' Association of Norway.
• Familiarise yourself regarding how the reindeer herdsmen use the area you are
planning to visit, so that you can avoid disturbing the reindeer.
• Make contact with any reindeer herders you meet on your trip. They may be able to
provide you with useful information on reindeer and the natural landscape.
• Respect the local regulations regarding keeping dogs on a leash.
• Try to ensure that your dog shows no interest in the reindeer, in case the dog gets off
• Reindeer are particularly vulnerable to disturbances in the late winter and spring (April
and May). At this time, the animals are weak after the long winter. The female reindeer
calve in May and are extremely vulnerable at that time to any type of disturbance.
• During the autumn, the reindeer herds are gathered to be marked, separated and
moved between grazing areas. This is a period of intense work, where disturbances
could easily result in excessive costs and extra work. Please show consideration when
visiting areas where such work is under way.
• Call dogs which are off their leash and put them back on the leash as soon as you
notice a significant number of reindeer gathered in one area. Leave the area as quickly
as possible without disturbing the herd.
• Avoid disturbing reindeer which are grazing. Repeated disturbances will force the
reindeer to leave the best grazing areas and will result in a lower intake of nutrition for
• Avoid disturbing reindeer located on glaciers on warm summer days.
• Report to the police or the county governor’s reindeer husbandry department if you
come across an injured or dead reindeer.
• Make sure to close all gates in reindeer fences.
• Report any damage or holes in reindeer fences.
Email: [email protected]
P.O. Box 133
Alta: Skogforvalterveien 8
Kirkenes: Johan Knudtzens gate 25
Vadsø: Kirkegata 20
Nature Inspectorate Finnmark (SNO)
mobile: +47 916 22 282, +47 916 22 283
mobile: +47 916 22 002
mobile: +47 916 22 000, +47 916 22 001
mobile: +47 916 22 004, +47 970 44 560
mobile: +47 900 47 138, +47 916 22 003
mobile: +47 905 51 743, +47 415 66 237
mobile: +47 922 64 407, +47 920 91 018
County governor in Finnmark:
Norwegian Environment Agency:
Reindeer Husbandry Administration:
+47 78 95 03 00
+47 73 58 05 01
Besøksadresser / Address for visitors:
Alta/Álta: Skogforvalterveien 8
Kirkenes/Girkonjárga: Johan Knudtzens gate 25
Vadsø/Čáhcesuolu: Kirkegata 20
Postadresse / Postal address:
P.O.Box 133, N-9811 Vadsø/Čáhcesuolu
Jaktkort kjøpes på/Hunting licenses purchased:
eller hos lokal kortselger/or from a local outlet
Aktivering av kort og fangstrapportering/
Activation of cards and catch reporting:
Velkommen til jakt på Finnmarkseiendommen!
Welcome to hunting in Finnmark!
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