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Impact of Hunting on the U.S. Economy

If you had to pick one thing, and only one thing, that all hunters have in common, what would it be? Because the hunting community comprises participants of all ages and from many different social backgrounds, and because their motivations to hunt can vary widely, this might seem like an impossible challenge. But don’t overthink it. Because the answer is very simple: They all spend money!

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Top Sporting Goods Retailers for 2017

In January 2017, we reported that Walmart led the field of U.S. sporting goods retailers in 2015. The giant had revenues from sporting goods sales alone of nearly $10 billion. While Dick's Sporting Goods and Academy Sports + Outdoors enjoyed second and third place in total sporting goods sales.

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Top 10 States With the Highest number of Deer Hunters

White-tailed deer are the most popular game animal in the United States. More than 10 million Americans hunted whitetails in 2016-2017, based on data from Quality Deer Management Association's (QDMA) Whitetail Report 2018*.

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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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Top 30 States with Most Active Duck Hunters in 2018

In August 2018, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released its report detailing national migratory game bird hunter activity and harvest during 2017-18 hunting seasons.

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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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