Hunting Facts


In 1996, nearly 77 million Americans 16 years old and older participated in fishing, hunting, and wildlife observation, feeding and photography. This represents 38% of the U.S. population 16 years old and older. They spent over $100 billion on their activities. 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.


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


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 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.






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