Landowner cooperation and responsible planning reduce goose disturbance and increase the outcome for hunters: A goose hunting case study from Norway

Landowner cooperation and responsible planning reduce goose disturbance and increase the outcome for hunters: A goose hunting case study from Norway

14 July 2021

In a recent publication in Ambio, an interdisciplinary team of researches and stakeholders present knowledge gained over a ten-year period in Mid-Norway (Trøndelag) about goose hunting arrangements and practices. Based on interviews and surveys, hunter statistics and field registrations some guidelines have been developed for an optimal hunting practice in areas where hunters use decoys and hunt on harvested cereal fields. One of the main issues is to reduce the hunting intensity with hunting-free days between each hunt, giving the geese more days to forage undisturbed. The hunting arrangement described in the paper can be a way forward to increase the offtake of geese with a minimum disturbance.