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Southwick Associates Offers First Report of its Kind to Identify the True Size of the Sportfishing Market in America

Size of the Sportfishing Market in America

August 13, 2013 – Southwick Associates Offers First Report of its Kind to Identify the True Size of the Sportfishing Market in America – With more than 33 million anglers in the United States spending nearly $42 billion a year on their activities, sportfishing in America is big business. From the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean and everywhere in between, anglers young and old spend money on equipment, boats, travel, food, gas and more. But for those companies providing goods and services to sportfishermen, understanding precisely where those dollars are being spent has been elusive. That is until now.

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Southwick Firearms and Ammunition Market Report Reveals Never Before Seen Data

August 6, 2013 – Southwick Firearms and Ammunition Market Report Reveals Never Before Seen Data – Record sales of firearms and ammunition have made headlines since 2008 with last year posting an all-time high number of background checks for firearms purchases at 16.8 million. But businesses involved in the shooting industry might be surprised to know in which product categories are most of that money is being spent.

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Southwick Hunting Market Report Reveals Never Before Seen Data

June 30, 2013 – Southwick Hunting Market Report Reveals Never Before Seen Data -There were as many as 14.3 million active hunters in 2012 who spent $7.8 billion on their sport, but how that money was divided among specific product categories has never clearly been available. That is until now! Southwick Associates, the outdoor industry’s leading research and survey firm, is currently offering the 2012 Size of Hunting Market Report. The first-of-its-kind report is available to businesses, agencies, organizations and the media and is the most accurate and complete study of the actual amount of hunting-related expenditures available. It offers information critical for any business or group focused on providing products and services to this market.

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NSSF Study Shows Lower-Than-Expected Rates of Hunting Among Recent Hunter Ed Graduates

Lower-Than-Expected Rates of Hunting Among Recent Hunter Ed Graduates

May 16, 2013 – NSSF Study Shows Lower-Than-Expected Rates of Hunting Among Recent Hunter Ed Graduates – Filled classrooms at Hunter Safety courses are a good thing, but perhaps more important is the number of students that actually participate in hunting after they graduate. A recent survey, funded by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) and conducted by Southwick Associates, focused on participation levels of students in the years immediately following their graduation from hunter education class.

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Reasons for Hunting Are Diverse

Reasons for Hunting Are Diverse

March 6, 2013 – Reasons for Hunting Are Diverse – American sportsmen hail from every walk of life imaginable, and just as they are a diverse crowd, so too are their reasons for participating in hunting. While many portray hunting as an intense effort to get game, the reality is the overall outdoor experience holds much more sway in attracting people to the sport.

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