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Where to Find the Hunters, State by State

It’s always interesting to analyze the number of hunters in each state. If you’re trying to target a particular state or region with your marketing message, knowing where to get the most bang for your buck is just plain smart.

Hunter numbers by state aren’t difficult to find. Stats can be based on a variety of reporting methods

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Strong Growth in Female Hunting and Shooting Numbers

Understanding trends in hunting participation is the lifeblood of a successful outdoor business. You have to know who you’re talking to in order to develop effective marketing messages. One emerging trend that is no secret is the rise of female participation in the hunting and shooting sports. But saying there are “more” females in the ranks of outdoors enthusiasts just doesn’t cut it. What does “more” mean? Who’s counting? How are these numbers quantified?

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How Big is the Shooting Market?

The number of participants in recreational shooting activities has been on the rise for the past several years. While most folks within the hunting and shooting industry know this, what does this really mean in terms of numbers? In other words, how big of a market are we talking about here?

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Hunter Numbers are Really NOT a Mystery

How many hunters do we have in the U.S.? Ask any number of sources, including those who should really know, and you’ll get a number anywhere between 12 million and 20 million. That’s quite a difference, and it makes you wonder who’s counting and how they’re doing it. Let’s take a closer look at how various sources arrive at their data.

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Crossbow Boom Kickstarts Hunting Businesses

There have been few success stories in the hunting industry as compelling as the rise of the modern crossbow and crossbow hunting. Crossbows themselves have been around since 700 BC. However, it has seemingly taken nearly that long for hunters to realize they belong in the bowhunting community.

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The Tax that Hunters are Proud to Pay

Most consumers and employees in the outdoor industry are aware that sportsmen and women are the biggest contributors to conservation via their support of conservation groups and purchases of hunting licenses. And then there’s the “excise tax.” Most people have heard of it, but do you know exactly what it is and how it impacts the health of America’s wildlife populations?

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