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Despite Focus on Big Game by Media, Many Hunters Still Enjoy Small Game and Upland Hunting

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November 18, 2014 – Despite Focus on Big Game by Media, Many Hunters Still Enjoy Small Game and Upland Hunting – With more than 10 million hunters pursuing the white-tailed deer in the United States, according to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, this iconic creature reigns supreme as the most hunted species of game animal in North America. Walk by the newsstand in the fall and glance at the covers of outdoor magazines and it would seem deer and other big game are virtually all that is of interest. But that perception would be wrong. In fact, according to a recent study by HunterSurvey.com, about half of sportsmen surveyed said they had hunted small or upland game in the past year.

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Nearly Half of All Sportsmen Took a Kid Hunting In the Past Year

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Hunting is a rich American tradition often passed down from generation to generation. A recent survey by HunterSurvey.com reveals that passing that heritage along to younger people is still alive and well with nearly 46 percent of surveyed sportsmen having taken at least one child hunting in the past year. The common perception that those children are almost always a son or daughter, however, may not be completely accurate.

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Love Of Fishing Influences Anglers’ Choices, Including Retirement, Vacation And Spending Decisions

Size of the Sportfishing Market in America

A survey of 506 avid fishermen commissioned by Honeywell shows that fishing is more than a sport for the majority of anglers MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., Aug. 5, 2014– Fishing may […]

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Private and Public Land Hunting Access, Small Properties Play Crucial Roles for America’s Hunters

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FERNANDINA BEACH, Fla. — While public land access remains a persistent and major challenge for many sportsmen, privately owned land provides the majority of opportunity for today’s hunters. When asked […]

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Southwick Reports Provide Unprecedented Snapshot of Hunting, Shooting and Firearms/Ammunition Markets

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FERNANDINA BEACH, Fla. — The shooting sports enjoyed a 66 percent increase in economic impact at the same time the United States suffered through its second worst recession. However, current […]

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Hunters, Shooters Plan to Keep Spending

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FERNANDINA BEACH, Fla. — While pundits may still be arguing over how much of an economic recovery the United States has experienced since the recent recession, companies that make and […]

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Going Plinking: Target Shooting by the Numbers

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Whether it’s shooting handguns or rifles, “plinking” is the number-one form of target shooting in America. In case you were wondering whether plinking is a real word, it is. The […]

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Sporting Clays Seen as Best Prep for Real Bird Hunting

Reasons for Hunting Are Diverse

FERNANDINA BEACH, Fla. — Making shots on wildly flushing birds can be one of the most challenging feats in all of hunting. It takes skill and practice—lots of practice—for wingshooters […]

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Anglers Reveal Top Dream Fishing Destination

“Made in U.S.A.” Makes a Difference to Sportsmen

  FERNANDINA BEACH, Fla. — Hawaii, Florida, Texas, California, Costa Rica, Mexico, Guatemala, Panama, Alaska—all offer world-class fishing. And with cold weather slamming much of the country for the past […]

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Hunter, Shooter and Angler Trends Annual Reports Now Available to Outdoor Industry

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FERNANDINA BEACH, Fla. — Did you know more people enjoyed recreational shooting in the months of July and August last year than any other two-month period during the year? Meanwhile, […]

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