NYDEC: New Report Released on Deer Hunting August 30, 2011

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NYDEC: New Report Released on Deer Hunting August 30, 2011, New York
...Since 1991 wildlife-related recreation participation as a whole has declined by 20% nationwide, but deer hunting has bucked this trend staying rock steady at over 10 million participants....Deer hunting is by far the most popular type of hunting, representing 80% of all hunters in the U.S. and 60% of all days afield.

In 2006, deer hunters nationwide spent $8.9 billion on trip and equipment purchases with an average of $885 per participant....The average deer hunter is a married white man between the ages of thirty-five and forty-four. There were a significant number of female deer hunters too; over 900 thousand in 2006. 
This report, available at http://library.fws.g...natsurvey06.pdf (1.5Mb),


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