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A Snapshot of Camping in America

Camping is the fourth most popular outdoor activity for Americans, based on participation rates of campers 6 years and older. Nearly 12% of all adult Americans – 25 million people – went camping in 2015, according to The Outdoor Foundation's Research Participation 2016 Topline report.

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A Snapshot of Fishing in America

Fishing is one of America's favorite outdoor pastimes, enjoyed by young and old alike. Fishing was the fourth most popular outdoor activity in 2015 by participation rate and by frequency of participation for youth and young adults, ages 6 to 24, according to the Outdoor Foundation's Research Participation Topline 2016 report. Eighteen percent of that demographic – 14.8 million people – participated in either freshwater, saltwater or fly fishing.

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Trends in Hunting and Fishing Participation Cross-Over

According to data from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, each year roughly one-third of U.S. hunters choose to only hunt while two-thirds participate in both hunting and fishing. These “cross-over” outdoor enthusiasts have higher rates of license renewal when compared to those who only hunt. Check out the infographic.

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Upswing in Women Deer Hunter Numbers Predicted

There’s no doubt about it: The whitetail deer is king of America’s game animals. That hasn’t changed in decades. What has and is changing is the demographic makeup of the hunters who pursue these animals.

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Top Most Popular Outdoor Activities 2016

Nearly half of all Americans (48.4%) participated in at least one outdoor activity in 2015. That equates to 142.4 million participants, who went on a collective 11.7 billion outdoor outings. Check out the Infographic.

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Wide Range of Huntable Species in the U.S.

While there is some form of whitetail hunting in all but five states, it’s interesting to look at the depth of opportunities for other species. Here are some of America’s most popular species and the percentage of states in which they can be pursued. Check out the infographic.

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