Firearm Industry Booms with 269% Growth

Posted by Dan Carlson on Apr 1st 2022

Firearm Industry Booms with 269% Growth

Firearm Industry Economic Impact Rises 269% Since 2008
The total economic impact of the firearm and ammunition industry in the United States increased from $19.1 billion in 2008 to $70.52 billion in 2021, a 269 percent increase, while the total number of full-time equivalent jobs rose from approximately 166,000 to over 375,819, a 126 percent increase in that period, according to a report released by the NSSF. Learn more HERE.

Grizzly Bear Kills Montana Father of Four
A Montana hiker and a father of four was killed when he was apparently attacked by a grizzly bear outside of Yellowstone National Park. Read details HERE.

Warrantless Search and Surveillance Practice Overruled in Tennessee
A warrantless search and surveillance practice used by wildlife agencies to investigate hunting and fishing violations was ruled unconstitutional last week by a Tennessee circuit court; paving the way for property owners in several other states to challenge criminal charges resulting from such techniques. Read more HERE.

Michigan Updates State Forest Road Maps
Every year, the DNR updates maps of these roads to improve accuracy and protect the environment, and then notifies the public of any changes. Learn how to get them online HERE.

Utah Reminds You It Is Illegal to Keep Wildlife as Pets
The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources is once again reminding the public about the dangers and legalities of trying to keep a wild animal as a pet after four raccoons were recently seized from a residence in northeastern Utah. Read more HERE.

“King” of Elk is Dead
Rocky Mountain National Park's most beloved and photographed bull elk has died. Learn more HERE.

Squirrel Hunting – An Excellent Introduction for New Hunters
Chasing squirrels can be an excellent way to introduce urban and inner-city people to the sport of hunting. See how to do it HERE.

Archers Vote Easton as Favorite Bowhunting Arrows
Easton has been selected as the most-favored arrow brand by the readers of Bowhunting World magazine in the 2022 Readers’ Choice voting. Discover more about this HERE, and see Nexgen Outfitters’ selection of Easton arrows HERE.

What and how do deer eat?
A fascinating article from the National Deer Association with plenty of good information about deer anatomy in relation to how they eat, along with a breakdown of deer diets. Read it HERE.

How to Clean Suppressors
The very nature of their function makes suppressors collect powder residue and metal shavings. The Outdoor Wire’s Jim Shepherd covers cleaning them HERE.

Fire Making – How to Make Char Cloth
An easy way to make something that could come in handy if you ever need to make a fire. See it on the Outdoor Hub HERE.

Work in the Outdoor Industry
Check out the latest job listings in the Outdoor Industry HERE.