Wednesday - HUNT Day

I wanted to get right to the heart of the matter... er uh lung, heart, lung? But decided to ease in with some interesting facts about hunting. 
Condensed version taken from

-Hunters and anglers support more jobs nationwide than the number of people employed by Wal-Mart.

- Americans hunt 228 million days per year.

- More than 38 million Americans hunt and fish.

- An average hunter spends $1,638 every year on the sport.

- According to research, 72 percent more women are hunting with firearms today than just five years ago.

- More Americans hunt and shoot than play golf.

-Non-resident hunting license, tag, stamp and permit sales have risen 41.2 percent since 1993.

-Top selling sporting goods: 1.) exercise equipment, 2.) golf gear, 3.) hunting gear.

- The contributions, in the form excise taxes paid on sporting firearms, ammunition and archery equipment, benefit every state and have generated approximately $5.6 billion for wildlife conservation since 1939. The contribution for 2009 is a record -- nearly $336 million, according to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service which recently announced the Wildlife Restoration apportionment

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