Hunting Facts


In 1996, 11.3 million people hunted big game such as deer or elk; 6.9 million hunted small game such as rabbits or squirrels; 3.1 million hunted migratory birds such as doves or waterfowl; and 1.5 million hunted other animals such as woodchucks and raccoons. Source:U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.


Deer establish a territory and will not leave it. Deer are known to starve rather than leave their domain.


Deer can live up to 11 years in the wild.


Under optimal conditions without regulating factors like predators or hunting, deer populations can double in size annually.


The blue-winged teal is the third most numerous duck on the continent. Despite its diminutive size, it makes one of the longest migrations of any duck that breeds in North America, wintering as far south as Peru. Source: Ducks Unlimited.


With body temperatures ranging from 100 to 113 degrees Fahrenheit, birds are generally more capable than mammals of withstanding bitter cold. Source: Ducks Unlimited Jan/Feb 2001






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