Hunting Facts

Shotguns fire tighter patterns as air density decreases at higher altitudes. In a vacuum, loads fired through a cylinder bore would provide a 100 percent pattern at 40 yards. Source: Ducks Unlimited

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

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.

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 .

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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