Hunting News: Safe Hunting Season

Posted by Dan Carlson on Feb 24th 2022

Hunting News: Safe Hunting Season

Economic Impact of Hunting and Fishing during 2020
Recreational hunting and target shooting created a substantial economic impact in the U.S. during 2020, generating more than $65 billion in combined retail sales, and contributing $149 billion to the national economy. The spending by hunters and shooters supported nearly 970,000 jobs, creating over $45 billion in wages and income. These effects are immense when considered on a national level, but these sports also have crucial impacts on state and local economies. See the report HERE.

There’s One Main Reason Gun Sales Are So Strong
More and more people are coming to the realization that they are their own first responder and are capable of defending themselves better if armed.See the story HERE.

2021 was the Safest Hunting Season on Record in this State
According to a recent report, the 2021 hunting season was the safest one in New York in regard to hunting-related shooting incidents. Learn more HERE.

NRA Great American Outdoor Show Attendance Nears Pre-pandemic Peak
Over 165,000 people made the trip to Harrisburg for GAOS this year, and local officials estimate that the show contributes $75 million to the local economy each year. Read more HERE.

Nebraska Conservation Reserve Program Signup Now Open
This voluntary federal program offers landowners annual rental payments in exchange for removing environmentally sensitive land from agricultural production, improving soil erosion, water quality and wildlife habitat. Applications will be accepted through March 11, 2022. Read more HERE.

Upland, Duck Slam grand prize winners continue, start traditions
Hunters continued or started traditions with family and friends by participating in the Nebraska Upland and Duck slams during the past season. Two were named grand prize winners during ceremonies in mid-February. See the winners HERE.

Vermont Waterfowl Season Public Hearings, March 9 and 10
Public hearings on the status of migratory game bird populations and proposed 2022 migratory game bird hunting seasons for the interior zone of Vermont and Lake Champlain zone in New York and Vermont will be held Wednesday, March 9 and Thursday, March 10. Get more information HERE.

A Renewed Crusade Against Traditional Ammo
A recent headline claimed nearly half the bald eagles in America suffer from lead poisoning, and critics of hunters were swift to blame lead ammunition. The truth isn’t that easy. Read it HERE.

Kansas: 2021 Birding Big Year Results, 2022 Contest
The 2022 Kansas Birding Big Year competition, hosted by the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, is officially underway,and results of the 2021 BBY competition are in. See them HERE.

A Look at First Aid Kits
This article first appeared on Outdoor Hub’s website and it lists various kinds of first aid kits. See which one is right for you HERE.

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