Hunting Facts


In areas of overpopulation, deer cause an over browsing affect called a "browse line". In areas with a browse line, most plant species below the browse line are stripped bare damaging the habitat for many species. These browse lines can be from four to six feet high.


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


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.


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


Hunters spent $5.2 billion in 1996 for hunting trips, $11.3 billion on equipment, and $4.8 billion for licenses, stamps, tags, and permits, land leasing and ownership, membership dues and contributions, and magazines. 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.






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