Figures Show Decrease In Number Of Hunters

We're less than a week away from the first fall hunting season in the east. The season for deer with bow and arrow begins this Saturday.

But today, we know that there are fewer people hunting these days.
New figures from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service show that the number of hunters, ages, 16 and older dropped by 10 percent between 1996 and 2006.

The primary reasons, experts say, are the loss of hunting land to urbanization plus a perception by many families that they can't afford the time or costs of hunting.


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