OFF THE CHARTS: PREY TELL

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37.8 million Total number of hunters and anglers in 2001.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)

$56.2 billion Combined spending by hunters and anglers in 2001. (USFWS)


13 million people between the age of 8 and 16 fished or hunted in 2000. (USFWS)


6 times The total number of hunters and anglers compared with the number of people it would take to fill every NFL, MLB and NASCAR stadium. Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation & National Shooting Sports Foundation (CSF&NSSF)


2.9 million hunters and anglers own or lease land for the primary purpose of hunting and fishing. (USFWS)


8% The share of the Hispanic population that hunted or fished in 2001. (USFWS)


5% The share of the Asian population that hunted or fished in 2001. (USFWS)


$10.4 billion Total expenditure on hunting equipment in 2001. (USFWS)


17 million adults nationwide have gone hunting in the past year. (Scarborough Research)

1.2 million people over the age of 6 went hunting for the first time in 2000. (USFWS)


4-to-1 The ratio of men to women hunters. (USFWS)


58% of adults who hunt for leisure currently own a dog, making them 56 percent more likely than the national average to do so. (Scarborough Research)


$605 million The amount hunters spent on their hunting dogs in 2001. (CSF&NSSF)


$792 million The amount hunters spent on ammunition and reloading equipment in 2001. (CSF&NSSF)


24% The share of hunters that use a bow and arrow. (USFWS)


49% of hunters are between the age of 35 and 54. (USFWS)


55% of hunters have had 12 years of education or less. (USFWS)


54% The share of first-time hunters that were between the age of 8 and 16 in 2000. (USFWS)


64% of hunters did not hunt as much as they would have liked to in 2001. (USFWS)


1 million hunters in Pennsylvania, the most of any single state. (CSF&NSSF)


18% of adults in Spokane, Wash. hunt, making it the No. 1 market for hunting, and making them more than twice as likely as adults nationwide to hunt for leisure. (Scarborough Research)


7% Decline in the number of hunters in the past 10 years. (USFWS)


557 million Combined number of days anglers spent fishing in 2001. (USFWS)


20 million Total number of anglers who purchased fishing licenses in 2001. (USFWS)


Twice The rate at which the number of anglers has grown compared with the U.S. population, from 1955 to 2001. (USFWS)


Third The rank fishing received among men nationwide in terms of most popular leisure activity behind, gardening and swimming. (Scarborough Research)


57% of anglers fish from boats. (USFWS)


200,000 anglers purchased bass boats in 2001. (USFWS)


18.1% The increase in sales of fly-fishing gear and clothing since 1998. (Survey: The Fly Fishing Market in the U.S., 2000)


4.1 million people over the age of 6 went fishing for the first time in 2000. (USFWS)


56% of anglers did not fish as much as they would have liked to in 2001. (USFWS)


3 million anglers in Florida, the most of any single state. (CSF&NSSF)


38% of adults in Minneapolis fish, making it No. 1 in the nation for adults who fish for leisure, and making them 64 percent more likely than adults nationwide to do so. (Scarborough Research)


4% Decline in the number of anglers in the past 10 years. (USFWS)

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