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How to Encourage Current Hunters and Shooters to Try New Shooting Sports

The future of the shooting sports requires recruiting new hunters and recreational shooters plus retaining current customers and encouraging greater activity. This report provides insights supporting efforts to encourage current customers to try new shooting sports.
To learn more about the types of activities current hunters and shooters are interested in trying, a custom survey was fielded by NSSF partner organizations from June 2017 to August 2017. Qualified survey respondents were those who participated in hunting or recreational shooting at least once within the past three years.

Topics covered included:

  • Their initial introduction and evolution through various hunting and shooting activities;
  • Previous and current shooting sports engaged;
  • Activities they would be interested in trying;
  • Best ways to encourage them to try new shooting sports;
  • Best media and communication channels to reach them;
  • And much more.

Below, please select the chapter of greatest interest to you or your organization. Please note the results do not focus on recruiting new, first time participants, but instead focus on how to encourage current customers to try new firearm-related recreational activities.

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Hunting Chapters:

Target Shooting Chapters: