Haruveiðan í Føroyum 2016

Translated title of the contribution: Hunting of hare in the Faroe Islands in 2016

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Abstract

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Hetta er fimta frágreiðingin, sum eg skrivi um haruveiðuna í Føroyum. Fyrsta royndin var gjørd í 2012. Í yvirlitinum eru tilsamans 2.950 harur skrásettar at vera skotnar í Føroyum í 2016. Út frá hesum meti eg, at samlaða talið av harum, sum vórðu skotnar í Føroyum í 2016, hevur verið umleið 3.500.

Kanningin byggir á tøl frá tilsamans 451 harutúrum í 187 hagapørtum kring landið. Helvtin av harunum vórðu skotar í 35 hagapørtum, av hesum vórðu 728 harur, tað er 25%, skotnar í 13 hagapørtum. Í 20 teimum bestu haruhøgunum skutu teir tilsamans 1.024 harur, sum er 35% av samlaðu veiðuni í Føroyum í 2016.

Raskastir at skjóta harur í Føroyum í 2016 vóru teir, sum skutu í Kvíggjarhamarshaga í Saksun. Teir skutu tilsamans 90 harur, sum teir fingu á 7 túrum. Teimum á baki vóru teir í “Strandarhaga” á Strond á Borðoynni, við 69 harum á 5 túrum. Á triðja plássi vóru harumenninir í “Fjalli”, sum er partur á Ognarhaganum í Kvívík. Teir fingu 68 harum á 7 túrum.

Verður hædd tikið fyri, hvussu nógvir túrar vórðu gingnir í hvørjum haga og hvussu nógvir skjúttar vóru við hvønn túrin, broytist úrslitið. Eftir hesum útrokningarháttinum, lá best fyri í hagapartunum “Bergið” í Árnafirði. Í hesum hagunum varð bara skotið tann eina dagin, har ein einsamallur maður fekk 10 harur. Næstbestur var “Miðhagi + Líðarhagi” á Norðoyri, har ein einsamallur maður ein dag fekk 8 harur. Á triðja plássi var hagin “Norðastifjórðingur” á Sandi, har ein einsamallur maður ein dag fekk 7 harur.

Fyri alt landið vórðu skotnar 2,38 harur pr. byrsu hvønn dagin. Hetta er á leið tað sama, sum í 2015, tá miðalveiðan var 2,36 harur pr. byrsu hvønn dagin, men munandi minni enn í 2014, tá veiðan var 3,1 harur pr. byrsu hvønn dagin, og eisini minni enn í 2013, tá miðalveiðan var 2,9 harur pr. byrsu hvønn dagin.

Flest harurnar vórðu skotnar á Streymoynni, íalt 1.275 harur, sum er 43% av samlaða talinum av harum, sum vórðu skotnar í Føroyum í 2016. Í Vágum skutu teir 465 harur, í Eysturoynni 462 og á Borðoynni 333 harur.

Vestmanna er, eins og undanfarin ár, tann bygdin í Føroyum, har flestu harurnar vórðu skotnar í 2016. Tilsamans skutu vestmenningar 278 harur á 44 túrum, men hetta er bert ein fjórðingur av tí, sum teir skutu í 2014, tá vestmenningar skutu 1.120 harur á 74 túrum.

Fyrsta dag, loyvt var at skjóta haru í 2016, var mikudagin 2. november. Hendan dagin fingu teir tilsamans 598 harur, sum vórðu skotnar í 39 hagapørtum kring landið. Hetta var eisini nógv tann besti einstaki harudagurin í árinum, og fingu teir 20% av samlaðu árligu veiðuni hendan dagin og gingu 9% av samlaða túratalinum. Seinasta dag, 31 desember, vórðu skotnar 282 harur í 52 høgum.

Á teimum 451 harutúrunum, sum vórðu gjørdir í 2016, var veiðan millum 0 og 50 harur hvønn túrin. Vanligast var at fáa 1 til 4 harur á einum túri. Í miðal vórðu 6,40 harur skotnar á hvørjum túri, sum er eitt sindur meira enn í 2015, tá teir i miðal fingu 6,23 harur hvønn túrin, men minni enn í bæði 2014 og 2013, tá miðaltalið var ávikavist 8,12 og 8,2 harur pr. túr.

Talið av skjúttum á hvørjum harutúri í 2016 var millum 1 og 17. Helvtin av túrunum vóru teir 2 ella færri skjúttar á hvørjum túri. 143 ferðir (32%) var bert ein maður og skeyt.

Mett verður, at í 2016 skutu umleið 700 ymiskir mans harur í Føroyum. Hetta er eitt sindur færri enn í 2015, tá einir 800 mans skutu, og nógv minni enn í 2014, tá 1.200 mans skutu harur í Føroyum.

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Summary

This is the fifth yearly census of hares hunted in the Faroe Islands. The hunting season is from 2 November to 31 December. The first census was conducted in 2012.

The 2016 survey is based on data collected through the webpage “haran.fo”, which was created for this purpose. The investigation is based on information from 451 distinct hunting expeditions carried out in 187 outfields covering the most of the Faroe Islands.

In the present overview, 2,950 hares are registered shot in the Faroe Islands. Based on this, I estimate the total number of hunted hares has been around 3,500 animals in 2016.

Half of the hares were shot in 35 outfields. Half of these, i.e. 728 hares, where shot in 13 of the best outfields. In the 20 best hunting fields, a total of 1,024 hares were shot, corresponding to 35% of the hunted hares.

The most successful hare-hunters in the Faroe Islands in 2016 were those from the outfield ‘Kvíggjarhamarshaga’ belonging to the village Saksun. In total, they shot 90 hares in 7 trips. In second place were those from ‘Strandarhaga”, in village Strond, with 69 hares in 5 trips. Number three were those from ‘Fjalli” in village Kvívík. They got 68 hares in 7 hunting expeditions.

However, if hunting statistics is adjusted by number of trips and shots, then the top-3 list changes. Then the field ‘Bergið’, belonging to the village Árnafjørður was the most successful. In this field a single man shot 10 hares in a single trip. Number two would be the field “Miðhagi + Líðarhagi” belonging to the village Norðoyri, where a single man shot 8 hares in a single trip. Number three was the field “Norðastifjórðingur” in village Sandur, where a single man shot 7 hares one day.

Overall, 2.38 hares where shot per gun per day in the Faroe Islands in 2016, compared to 2.36 in 2015, 3.1 in 2014 and 2.9 hares per gun per day in 2013.

Most hares were shot on the island Streymoy with a total of 1,275, corresponding to 43% of the hunted hares in the Faroe Islands in 2016. On the island Vágar, 465 hares were shot, on Eysturoy 462 and on the island Borðoy 333 hares.

The village Vestmanna on the island Streymoy is, as in the previous years, the place where most hares were shot in 2016. In total, they shot 278 hares on 44 trips, but this is only a fourth of the hares hunted in 2014, when they shot 1,120 hares on 74 trips.

On the first hunting day (2th November) 598 hares were shot in 39 fields. This is 20% of the catch in 2016 and 9% of the trips. On the last hunting day (31st December), a total of 282 hares were shot in 52 fields.

On the 451 individual hunting trips in 2016, the hunting success ranged from 0 to 50 hares on each trip. The most common success rate was between 1 and 4 hares on a single day. Over the whole season, 6.40 hares were shot in average on a trip. This is somewhat more than in 2015, when in average 6.23 hares were obtained per trip, but lesser than both in 2014 and 2013 when they got 8.12 and 8.2 hares in average on each trip, respectively.

The number of shooters on a trip ranged from 1 to 17. On half of the trips, an average of 2.0 or fewer shooters participated, in 143 cases (32%), the hunter was alone.

It is estimated that approximately 700 distinct shooters participated in hare-hunting in the Faroe Islands in 2016, corresponding to 3% of the male population. In 2015, 800 hunters participated and in 2014, 1,200 hunters.
Translated title of the contributionHunting of hare in the Faroe Islands in 2016
Original languageFaroese
Place of PublicationTórshavn
PublisherFaculty of Science, University of the Faroe Islands
Number of pages42
Volume2017:02
Publication statusPublished - 23 Feb 2017

Publication series

NameNVD rit
PublisherNáttúruvísindadeildin, Fróðskaparsetur Føroya
No.2017:02
ISSN (Print)1601-9741

Keywords

  • Hares
  • Faroe Islands
  • Lepus timidus

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