Hunting Facts


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.


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.


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


A study conducted prior to the recent legalization of electronic callers found flocks of snow geese were five times more likely to fly within shotgun range when the devices were used. Source: Ducks Unlimited Jan/Feb 2001


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






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