about poll results. Well, here are some great facts concerning hunting that I ran
across this morning from the National Shooting Sports Foundation…
Surveys show nearly 80 percent of Americans support
hunting, although less than 10 percent actually participate. These 18.5 million hunters
contribute more than $30 billion annually to the U.S. economy and support more than
986,000 jobs. They are the primary financiers (more than $1.5 billion per year) of
conservation programs that benefit all Americans who appreciate wildlife and wild
places. As the trade association for the firearms, hunting and recreational shooting
industry, the National Shooting Sports Foundation supports programs designed to ensure
the future of hunting.
Should we rest easier? No, but we should rest assured that we are still relevant.
Dan Schmidt, D&DH Editor