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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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Top 2018 Brands for Hunting, Shooting, and Sportfishing Equipment

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          Sportsmen and women are spending millions of dollars on hunting, recreational shooting and fishing equipment, but which brands are they buying? Southwick Associates surveyed more […]

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New Reports Provide Insights for Deer, Turkey, & Waterfowl Hunters, Bow/Archery Purchasers, and Bass Anglers

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Based on in-house proprietary research, Southwick Associates now has its 2018 reports available on the deer hunting, turkey hunting, bowhunting, bass fishing and waterfowl hunting markets. These reports are designed […]

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Personas vs. Consumer Segmentation

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Hunters, anglers and outdoor recreationalist customers are not all the same. Your business’s growth depends on understanding customers’ evolving and diverse needs, and how customers’ needs differ. Gaining these critical insights is usually accomplished […]

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Wildlife-Related Recreation in Western U.S. Provides Significant Economic Boost


Public lands and waters provide numerous fish and wildlife-related recreational opportunities providing jobs and income for rural communities for years with minimal investment compared to other industries.  Southwick Associates recently […]

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Sportfishing’s Economic Contributions by U.S. Congressional Districts Now Available from ASA

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We all know recreational fishing has a significant economic impact on communities throughout the U.S. – but what does that really mean? A new report provides one-page infographics illustrating the […]

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