Fewer U.S. hunters worries wildlife agencies
Hunters remain a powerful force in American society, as evidenced by the presidential candidates who routinely pay them homage, but their ranks are shrinking dramatically and wildlife agencies worry increasingly about the loss of sorely needed license-fee revenue.
New figures from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service show that
the number of hunters 16 and older declined by 10 percent between
1996 and 2006 from 14 million to about 12.5 million. The drop was
most acute in New England, ...
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