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Hunting, Angling Increased Among Adults, Kids in Past Five Years

September 29, 2012 6:10 PM

Here’s a positive trend to report:  More Americans are spending time outdoors pursuing hunting, fishing or watching wildlife.  According to a new five-year survey from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 11% more adults fished and  9% more hunted in 2011 than in 2006.

The 2011 National Survey’s first preliminary report, The National Overview, reveals that 91.1 million U.S. residents fished, hunted, or watched wildlife in 2011. They spent over $145 billion pursuing their recreational activities, contributing to millions of jobs in industries and businesses that support wildlife-related recreation.

You can read the preliminary findings and look at previous year's reports at


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