Oh deer: Norwegian moose hunting declines

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The Norwegian stats office has done it again.

Europe’s premier provider of obscure statistics today reveals that 30,800 moose were shot in the hunting year covering 2016-2017, down 300 from the previous year, and down 22 per cent from the record of 1999-2000. Good news if you’re a moose.

But wait. It’s not so good if you’re a red deer.

The stats office also reveals that it has been a record year for hunting red deer. In total, 37,700 were killed, a rise of 4,000.

One day, this will come up in a pub quiz, and you’ll be grateful.

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