Hunting Facts


Originating in the United States, the Chesapeake Bay Retriever was the first individual retriever breed recognized by the American Kennel Club, in 1878. Source: Ducks Unlimted Jan/Feb 2001


Just 2 deer without predation can produce a herd of up to 35 deer in just 7 years.


Family groups of white-fronted geese remain together for at least one year, and immature birds, until they begin breeding at age three, often help their parents protect the nest. Source: Ducks Unlimted Jan/Feb 2001


Hunting license sales were up in 1999 for the first time in years, when 15,143,375 licenses were purchased, up from 14,891,855 in 1998. Source: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.


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 can live up to 11 years in the wild.






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