Hunting News: Record Deer Harvest & 5.4M New Gun Owners

Posted by Dan Carlson on Feb 3rd 2022

Hunting News: Record Deer Harvest & 5.4M New Gun Owners

2020 Buck Harvest Highest in 21 Years According to NDA’s Deer Report
Deer hunters in the United States harvested an estimated 6.3 million white-tailed deer in the 2020-21 hunting season, the most since 2011, according to the National Deer Association’s latest Deer Report released this week. Read more HERE.

5.4 Million First-Time Gun Buyers in 2021
The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) revealed that at least 5.4 million people purchased a firearm for the first time in 2021. Nearly 30 percent of all firearm purchases last year went to new gun owners, based on NSSF’s retailer surveys and adjusted National Instant Criminal Background Check System background checks. Learn more HERE.

Promote Diversity and Inclusion in the Outdoors - the Changing Face of Hunting
Who will be the hunters over the next 20-50 years? Where will they hunt? How will organizations and agencies adapt to changes happening at an incredible pace? “Shifting Demographics: Challenges and Opportunities for Advancing Time-Honored Traditions" was the theme of the National Assembly of Sportsmen's Caucuses legislative summit in Little Rock, Arkansas, last December. See what was discussed HERE.

Pennsylvania: Deer Hunters Favor Saturday Opener
The Game Commission in 2021 contracted with a Virginia-based survey research firm to conduct a telephone survey of Pennsylvania deer hunters to better know their opinions about the opening day of deer season. Read the results HERE.

Arizona: Applications for 2022 Pronghorn, Elk Hunts Due Tuesday, February 8
The deadline is fast approaching to submit applications to hunt Arizona pronghorn and elk in 2022. Get details HERE.

The 10 Types of Bullets
There are 10 primary types of bullets. Sure, you can name solid, jacketed hollow point and full metal jacket off the top of your head. See if you can name the other seven before reading about them HERE.

Ammunition Science: All About Primers
Ever wonder how primers are made? This article from the NRA Family website explains the process. Read it HERE.

Review: Browning Black Label 1911-380
Light, fast on target and a joy to shoot, these downsized .380 ACP pistols look like downsized 1911s but carry on the performance attributes of their full-size big brothers. Nexgen Outfitters has a few in stock at the retail store in Sidney, NE. Read the NRA’s review HERE.

Ruger Wrangler Bird’s Head .22 Revolver Review
A sturdy and accurate single-action revolver that’s a hoot to shoot. It’s available at Nexgen Outfitters, and you can read the review HERE.

Five Reasons to Own a Lever-Action Rifle
You want one. You may not know it yet, but you really do. Find out why HERE.

A Historic Gathering: Whooping Cranes
In November 2021, the largest single gathering of whooping cranes in modern times was seen on the Platte River in Nebraska. Read about the event HERE.

Wildlife Forever Announces the Winners of the 2021 Songbird Art Contest
Wildlife Forever, in partnership with the Jay N. Darling Legacy Center, is proud to announce the winners of the 2021 Art of Conservation Songbird Art Contest. See them HERE.

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