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


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.


Deer can live up to 11 years in the wild.


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.


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






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