The number of hunters in North America is not going up. This isn't news, it's reality. And it's not tied to a shortage of game animals to hunt; it's a people problem.
Surveys report hunter numbers are going down because of difficulty with access, increased costs, crowding on public lands and increasingly complex regulations.
That's useful information, to be sure. But the bottom line, simply put, is that half of the problem is retention of existing hunters, and the other half of the ...Read full story