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Study on Indoor Range Use Reveals New Insights into Target Shooter Habits and Preferences

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FERNANDINA BEACH, FL. —Indoor ranges are a critical part of the shooting sports industry, providing shooting opportunities for more than 15 million shooting sports participants annually. However, little has been […]

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Who Do Recreational Anglers Trust?


There are many factors influence a person’s decisions and activities, especially in today’s information age of websites, social media and 24-hour news cycles. The question is who do anglers trust to provide the most reliable information on which they base their decisions?, an online bi-monthly survey conducted by Southwick Associates, the nation’s leading outdoor market research and economics firm, took a look at who has the most influence on recreational anglers’ purchase and fishing decisions and the results were split depending on what decision was being made.

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What Happened to State-Level Economic Data on Hunting, Fishing and Wildlife Viewing?


The state-level results from the 2016 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting and Wildlife-Viewing are questionable as new techniques and a new vendor were employed to lower costs and release funding […]

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Economic contributions of recreational sportfishing in Alaska’s Cook Inlet

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Sportfishing in Alaska’s Cook Inlet offers unique fishing experiences from emerald colored rivers sourced by glaciers to windswept waves beyond the coast. The state welcomes recreational anglers of all kinds, some looking for a trip of a lifetime or just a run to the local river after work. In fact, anglers fished a total of 907,000 days in Alaska’s Cook Inlet region in 2017. Thus, the economic contributions of sportfishing to the economy of the Cook Inlet region is an important consideration for its natural resource managers.

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Understanding Trends in State Fishing License Sales

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The national trend in fishing participation shows an increase in license sales during recent years, but not every state has shared in this growth. Some states have grown sportfishing participation […]

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Sportfishing Equipment Market Sees Growth in 2018

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New Market Size Report Available from Southwick Associates Consumer spending in the sportfishing tackle market grew 12% in 2018, nearing $6 billion, according to a new market size report now […]

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Hunting and Shooting Sports Market Actually Grew in 2018

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New Southwick Associates Report Now Available FERNANDINA BEACH, FL. —Spending in the overall hunting and shooting sports market grew 11% in 2018, according to a new market size report now […]

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Understanding the Spending Habits of Ammunition Buyers


FERNANDINA BEACH, FL. —Based on public reports filed by manufacturers, demand for ammunition has been in decline. Several possibilities have been cited as driving this trend, including a firearm-friendly White […]

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Breaking Down Excise Taxes on Firearms and Ammunition


Two major data sources were used to determine the percentage of excise tax revenue attributable to hunting-related purchases. The first is a proprietary report produced by Southwick Associates on the […]

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New Research Shows Opportunity to Engage New Audiences in High School Fishing Clubs


A new study, commissioned by the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF), the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society (B.A.S.S.), Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) and the Student Angler Federation (SAF) gives details […]

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