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Sporting Goods Purchases | Realtree Market Watch

How big is the sporting goods market? This timeline chart from Statista, based on data from the National Sporting Goods Association, helps put things in perspective. In this case, “sporting goods” means equipment, footwear and clothing.

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New Wiley X Sunglasses in Realtree Xtra Camo -- From Battlefields to the Backwoods

Born on the battlefield in 1987, Wiley X, Inc. began its quest to become a world leader in the research, development and marketing of protective eyewear and gloves for military, law enforcement and civilian markets. To this day, Wiley X remains a standard-issue item with U.S. Armed Forces and elite Special Forces units. Wiley X’s success quickly escalated when commercial markets that rely on impact resistance began to reach out to Wiley X’s due to its impressive reputation within the military and law enforcement markets.

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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 to Use Twitter Most Efficiently

Twitter, the social media world’s attention-deficit giant, offers myriad benefits for both individuals and businesses. For individuals, it’s all about instant exposure and extending a personal brand. For businesses, it’s trickier. For hunting businesses, especially small ones, unmanaged Twitter accounts can be a huge energy drain on your staff and a potential liability if you don’t take it seriously. You must enlist best business practices toward this vast social media platform.

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7 STEPS TO HONING YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA MESSAGE

​Traditional marketing is a proven way to build businesses, but it requires serious investment. This is a major hurdle for small businesses, and that’s why so many upstarts have turned to social media for their marketing efforts. Building and maintaining social pages is relatively inexpensive and can be operated successfully by individuals with little or no training in successful marketing tactics. That’s not to say it’s easy. Just as each brand is different, so is each social media platform. That’s why it is critical to define clear goals and expectations when embarking on any social effort for your business.

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