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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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2018 Hunting License Sales Figures Bring Positive News

Heading into the new hunting season, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has released estimates of license sales for 2018, and the report is generally positive news for anyone with ties to the outdoors industry.

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Who is Today’s Rifle Hunter?

If there’s one almost-universal commonality that ties hunters together, it’s the fact that most of them participate in some form of rifle hunting. About 18 million U.S. hunters take to the woods each season with rifle in hand. There is little doubt that the pursuit of America’s No. 1 big-game animal, the whitetail deer, is what drives this number.

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A Closer Look at Youth Hunting and Shooting Participation

With recruitment of new hunters and shooters top of mind in the outdoors industry, it pays to look at the many niche groups that contribute to the overall total participant numbers.

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Who is Today's Bowhunter

Bowhunting, an endeavor that is both time- and gear-intensive, tends to attract sportsmen and women who are more passionate than most folks when it comes to their outdoor pursuits. To many of them, bowhunting is a lifestyle.

 

With that in mind, let’s take a closer look at the U.S.’s nearly 6 million bowhunters and try to better understand who they are and what their other interests include.

 

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2018 American Waterfowl Population Estimated at Over 41 Million Birds

Duck numbers drop but remain above average. The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service released its Waterfowl Population Status, 2018 report August 21. This cooperative effort between USFWS and the Canadian Wildlife Service includes the most recent North American waterfowl breeding population estimates.*

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