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Report: Hunting, shooting gear tops golf in sales

Updated: March 11, 2008, 1:28 PM ET
Courtesy of the National Shooting Sports Foundation

NEWTOWN, Conn. — Fore! Sportsmen and women are playing through.

Hunting- and shooting-related equipment has out-driven golf in sales, according to data released by the National Sporting Goods Association.

New statistics show that hunting gear and firearm sales topped $3.7 billion in 2006, up 4.1 percent from the previous year. Only exercise equipment performed better, with sales of $5.22 billion, according to NSGA's most recent "Sporting Goods Market" report. Golf equipment, ...

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