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Gas prices have hunters exploring local opportunities

Updated: September 9, 2008, 4:27 PM ET
National Shooting Sports Foundation

NEWTOWN, Conn. — For many hunters, that 300-mile drive to deer camp may be put on hold this year. Unwilling — or unable — to spend more on gasoline than licenses and lodging, many hunters are checking out their options closer to home. Recent surveys have shown that this is a national trend among American hunters. According to research conducted by Southwick Associates' HunterSurvey.com, "40 percent of hunters indicated that rising gas prices will cause them to reduce their ...

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