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Bass Anglers Buying Habits and Media Preferences Revealed; The Southwick Bass Angler Report Now Available

Bass Anglers Buying Habits and Media Preferences

July 5 2012 – Bass Angler Buying Habits and Media Preferences Revealed; The Southwick Bass Angler Report Now Available –
With 26 million recreational anglers working the rivers, lakes and oceans each year, fishing is big business in America. Bass fishing remains one of the largest segments of this lucrative market with 11 million dedicated enthusiasts. For businesses and organizations focused on serving this audience, understanding where they spend their money and what they actually buy is critical. Manufacturers, retailers, marketers, outfitters and even gas stations and hotels can improve profitability if they can pinpoint anglers’ buying habits

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New Report Shows Economic Importance and Impact of Outdoor Recreation Industry

Economic Importance and Impact of Outdoor Recreation Industry

June 22, 2012 – New Report Shows Economic Importance and Impact of Outdoor Recreation Industry- The Outdoor Industry Association’s new report, The Outdoor Recreation Economy, shines a spotlight on the importance of outdoor recreation for the nation’s economy. For the members of the American Fly Fishing Trade Association, it reinforces the simple equation that drives our industry; access to healthy habitat creates recreational opportunity that creates economic activity.

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Nearly a Quarter of Hunters Lost Access to Land in the Past Year, Issue Remains a Chief Concern Facing Sportsmen

Hunters Access Restricted

June 19, 2012 – Nearly a Quarter of Hunters Lost Access to Land in the Past Year, Issue Remains a Chief Concern Facing Sportsmen – When asked in a HunterSurvey.com poll if access to any of the places they tried to hunt in the past year had been restricted or placed off limits to them, nearly 23 percent of hunters said it had. When compared to the previous year’s results to the same question, hunters who lost land access grew by less than one percent, a statistically insignificant bump, but their numbers still reveal that nearly one in four sportsmen nationwide are potentially affected by losing access to available hunting land.

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Study Says Outdoor Industry Has Larger Economic Impact than Pharmaceutical, Totaled $645 Billion in Spending in 2011

Outdoor Industry Has Larger Economic Impact than Pharmaceutical

June 12, 2012 – Study Says Outdoor Industry Has Larger Economic Impact than Pharmaceutical, Totaled $645 Billion in Spending in 2011. – According to the study, spending on outdoor recreation in the United States totaled $645.6 billion in 2011. By comparison, consumer spending on pharmaceuticals for the same year was $331 billion. Only two industries examined were bigger spenders than the outdoor industry, financial services and insurance ($780 billion) and outpatient health care ($767 billion).

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Bluefin Tuna Carrying Radiation from Japan to California

Bluefin Tuna Carrying Radiation from Japan to California

May 31, 2012 – Bluefin Tuna Carrying Radiation from Japan to California. – Earlier this week, scientists discovered elevated levels of radiation in bluefin tuna caught off the coast of California. Daniel J. Madigan, a marine ecologist at Stanford’s Hopkins Marine Station in Pacific Grove, was researching the migratory patterns of bluefin tuna as part of a broader study of Pacific fish migration when he made the discovery.

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Report shows that nature can be more valuable than natural resources

nature can be more valuable than natural resources

May 30 2012 – Denver Post.com – In a nutshell, people value outdoor recreation. That’s but one of many conclusions reached in a new study recently conducted by Florida-based Southwick Associates for the coalition known as Sportsmen for Responsible Energy Development.The report released last week states what many outdoors enthusiasts have long suspected: that conserving wildlife and natural places in the Rocky Mountain West pays off.

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Most Anglers Not Deterred by Lost Access But Still A Long Term Problem

Most Anglers Not Deterred by Lost Access

April 24, 2012 – Most Anglers Not Deterred by Lost Access But Still A Long Term Problem – One in five anglers surveyed by AnglerSurvey.com reported having to cancel or quit fishing a particular location last year because they had lost access to a favorite fishing spot. While most were able to shift their fishing to a different location, about a third of the affected anglers – or seven percent of all survey respondents – said it caused them to quit fishing altogether.

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Hunting – Then and Now 2012- Marks 75 Years of Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Program Success

Hunting – Then and Now 2012 Marks 75 Years of Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Program Success

April 8, 2012 – Hunting – Then and Now – 2012 Marks 75 Years of Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Program Success – This year marks the 75th anniversary of the passage of the landmark Pittman-Robertson (also known as Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration) Act, which directs excise taxes collected on the sale of firearms and ammunition to be used exclusively by state wildlife agencies for improving wildlife populations, hunter education and public access to the outdoors. The benefits of this program to state agencies, sportsmen, sporting goods retailers and manufacturers and anyone who enjoys and appreciates wildlife and the outdoors have been abundant since its creation.

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Southwick Associates April 2012 Newsletter

Southwick Associates November 2011 Newsletter

April 2012 – Welcome to the Southwick Associates Newsletter focusing on the economics, business and statistics of fish and wildlife and their associated outdoor recreation. In This Issue: –On the Fence About Fishing: Why Anglers Lapse & Fishing’s Competition, –Crazy About Camo, –Many Anglers Spend Less Time Fishing Than Desired, –Hunting Then & Now: Celebrating 75 Years of the Pittman-Robertson Act, –2011 Angler Trends and 2011 Hunting & Shooting Trends Now Available.

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On the Fence About Fishing – Why Anglers Lapse and Fishing Competitions

Why Anglers Lapse and Fishing Competitions

Mar 19, 2012 – On the Fence About Fishing-Why Anglers Lapse and Fishing Competitions – Recreational fishing is one of the most popular outdoor activities in the United States. According […]

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