PGC reports general hunting license sales have dropped from 1,047,820 in 2001 to 964,158 last year, with additional nonresident sales.
That was in 2007...
The number of hunters in Pennsylvania jumped from 879,000 in 2001 about 1 million in 2006, says the survey.
Sounds like the numbers are fluctuating. If todays numbers are not below or even slightly below 879,000 in 2001 then I would say that Ted is making a big deal out of nothing. You gotta think what affects hunting? For one the current state of the economy affects hunting numbers afield... is the economy in a recession?, how about job layoffs?..so yea if hunter numbers are down they are not due to the lack of interest but do to the lack that people feed their families before enjoying other luxuries in life like hunting.
People need to start looking at the big picture and think for themselves and stop letting second rate celebs dictate how they think. I'm not saying that is your case. I am saying Ted will do anything to regain the spotlight on any issue that affects hunting to support the sale of his self endorsed hunting products. He is a big drama queen.
"The deerskin rug on our study floor, the buck's head over the fireplace, what are these after all but the keys which have unlocked enchanted doors, and granted us not only health and vigor, but a fresh and fairer vision of existence" -Paul. Brandreth