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Pondering U.S. Waterfowl Hunting Numbers

Waterfowl hunting numbers today are a paradox. While the duck population was estimated at an extremely healthy 49.1 million birds in 2016, the number of duck hunters has plummeted during the past several decades.

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3 Trends Among Urban Hunters Will Surprise You

I recently shared the top 3 trends of today’s ethnically diverse hunting population, as identified in a recent study of American hunters. Now let me share another interesting trend: hunters who live and work closer to metropolitan areas.

 

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Fishing Participation and Spending Stronger Than Ever

In connection with the exciting news that Realtree Fishing has been named the exclusive camouflage pattern of Fishing League Worldwide, and the official camouflage of Coastal Conservation Association Florida, this would be a good time to take a refreshed look at the impact and influence of angling on the U.S. economy.

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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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Youth Participation is Significant Part of Outdoor Industry

Recently updated numbers on youth participation in shooting and hunting emphasize the significant influence that 7- to 17-year-olds have on the future of the outdoor industry.

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Hunting Expenditures Add Up to Huge Economic Impact

In an earlier blog, we looked at the huge positive financial impact sportsmen and women make through license fees ($853 million in 2015) and excise taxes on firearms and ammo purchases ($866 million in 2016). While those are some big numbers, they are only a fraction of what hunters spend on their sport altogether. To gauge the comprehensive economic impact of hunting, here’s a detailed look at the whole picture.

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