Identify the size of your 2020 Market

Newsletters
For fishing, hunting and target shooting businesses seeking the best intel available on the size and health of their specific market, Southwick Associates’ annual market size reports can now be ordered. These reports…
Read More

Market Size Reports Available in May

Newsletters
For fishing, hunting and target shooting businesses seeking the best intel available on the size and health of their specific market, Southwick Associates’ annual market size reports have become must-have…
Read More

Economic Impacts of Sportfishing:

Newsletters
With funding from an AFWA Multistate Conservation Grant, the American Sportfishing Association (ASA) and Southwick Associates created a series of one-page sportfishing economics infographics for all 435 Congressional districts across…
Read More

Who Drove 2020’s Fishing & Hunting Participation Surges? New License Dashboard Insights

Newsletters

Last year was an incredible year for fishing and hunting license sales. New insights are now available detailing this unprecedented surge. The license-sales dashboard, developed over the past several years via a partnership of state fish and wildlife agencies, sportfishing and hunting trade associations and sportsman’s organizations, helps explain the types of anglers and hunters driving trends and more.

Read More

The Missing Link in R3: Making Mentorship Work

Newsletters

The Wildlife Management Institute recently teamed up with Southwick Associates and D.J. Case & Associates to examine the practice of “mentoring” in both the hunting and shooting sports. The R3 community has long assumed that using existing hunters and target shooters to introduce potential participants in an apprentice-like relationship, whether by personal invitation or programmatic paring, is key to producing new hunters and target shooters when family or friends support is not available.

Read More

Motivations of First-Time Firearm Owners

Newsletters

By 2016, 24 million Americans held interest in purchasing their first firearm to either go hunting, target shooting or to own for protection. With the demographics and attitudes of today’s and tomorrow’s firearm owner rapidly changing, NSSF partnered with Southwick Associates to understand who these potential customers are and how best to connect with them. A survey was conducted among the general U.S. population that identified those who do not currently own a firearm but are very likely to do so in the next five years. [Given the surge in new hunters and target shooters in 2020, we felt the time was right to share an NSSF grant-funded report released in late 2019 explaining the motivations new firearm owners have regarding hunting, target shooting and personal protection:]

Read More

Angler Personas Now Available

Newsletters

The ‘Average Angler’ doesn’t exist. People are drawn to sportfishing for a variety of reasons, many of which include escape, social engagement, challenge, and relaxation. For state agencies, angler organizations and industry, the ability to recognize the unique angler personas and also tap into their motivations directly correlates to more effective marketing and communication efforts, driving increased sales and greater participation.

Read More
Menu