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Subject: hunting enthusiasts
Category: Sports and Recreation > Outdoors
Asked by: lyssaboo-ga
List Price: $20.00
Posted: 22 Aug 2006 22:01 PDT
Expires: 21 Sep 2006 22:01 PDT
Question ID: 758620
How many active hunters (of deer, bear, duck, etc.) are there in the U.S.?
Subject: Re: hunting enthusiasts
Answered By: easterangel-ga on 23 Aug 2006 01:03 PDT
Hi! Thanks for the question.

Here are the numbers according to the US Fish and Wildlife Service.
Please take note that the last and latest survey was made in 2001 and
is done every five years and the 2006 survey is underway.

"13 million people 16 years and older enjoyed hunting in the U.S.
Those 13 million hunters spent 228 days afield, took 200 million
hunting trips and spent $20.6 billion pursuing their passion."

The breakdown on hunting types are the following: (people maybe a
combination of different types of hunters)

big game - 11.0 million
small game - 5.4 million
migratory birds - 3.0 million
other animals - 1.0 million 

US Fish and Wildlife Service

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Subject: Re: hunting enthusiasts
From: myoarin-ga on 23 Aug 2006 04:21 PDT
"Those 13 million hunters spent 228 days afield ..."

Does that suggest that each of them was out hunting 2 out of 3 days each year?!
OR, is that a sum of the days of the various legal hunting seasons
throughout the country?

Subject: Re: hunting enthusiasts
From: easterangel-ga on 23 Aug 2006 04:29 PDT
I think that the estimates were cumulative in nature.

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