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Top 10 States for fishing and hunting license purchases

California sold the most resident fishing licenses, tags, permits and stamps at 2,339,546 and had the greatest gross sales from fishing licenses, totaling $60,799,812. Florida issued the most non-resident fishing licenses, tags, permits and stamps at 546,391. Eight states had at least 1 million or more paid license holders.

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Bright Future Predicted for American Sunglasses Market

The United States sunglasses market is growing, with increasing sales and revenues. The market is projected to account for 19% of the total U.S. eyewear market by 2021. Sunglasses volume sales in the United States totaled $4 billion USD in 2010 and is expected to reach $6.27 billion by 2021, according to Statista's Eyewear Report 2017 – Sunglasses

 

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Price and Brand Important to Millennial Buying Decisions

Millennials are the largest generation in U.S. history. There are approximately 80 million Millennials in America, according to consulting firm Accenture. By 2030 they will outnumber other demographics by 22 million people. And their buying power is escalating. Accenture predicts Millennials will spend $1.4 trillion annually by 2020 and represent 30% of all U.S. retail sales.

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Women Are Fasting Growing Demographic in Fly Fishing

For too many years, fly fishing has been dominated by male anglers. It still is, but that is changing. More women are discovering the zen-like peace of unfurling a back cast, and the numbers of female fly anglers are rising.

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How Wildlife Watching Impacts the Economy

While the economic impact of spending by hunters and anglers on the U.S. economy is substantial and a topic that we frequently cover here at the Realtree Business Blog, it’s worthwhile to look at the huge effect of wildlife-related recreation in general. After all, people who participate in activities such as viewing, photographing and feeding wild animals and birds invest in travel, equipment and clothing in their non-consumptive pursuits.

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Sporting Goods Purchases: In-Store is Still Preferred Over Online

In a previous blog post, we began breaking down the results of an extensive study recently published by the National Association of Sporting Goods Retailers: “Shopper Playbook: Insights into the Sporting Goods Shopper.” Let’s continue analyzing a key portion of the study, which is the connection between buying decisions made at physical stores vs. online. Shopping in physical stores is still a favorite part of the purchase journey, even when shoppers included online visits as part of their buying research, according to the study.

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