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The Number of Hunters has Declined by More than 50%

Sent to the Register-Herald of WV
 
 
10/18/03
 
If they could read, wildlife all over the country would be celebrating now that the number of hunters is declining across the country (Hunting declining in other states 11/24).
 
Field & Stream magazine reports that the number of hunters in the last five years fell by more than 50%. Only six percent of Americans aged sixteen and older hunt, and sixty-seven percent of all hunters are over thirty-five.  Only fourteen percent are between 16 and 24 years old.  (The Future of Hunting July 03)  This decline reflects a long-term national trend and is not a temporary statistical anomaly.
 
It is becoming clear that the prediction of T.A. Heberlein and E.J. Thomson, experts on hunting demographics at the University of Wisconsin, is coming true.  Heberlein and Thompson predicted that by 2050, sport hunting could very well cease to exist.  This latest numbers indicate that these experts were on target.  To the benefit of American wildlife, the end of sport hunting appears to be no more than a generation away.  To learn what you can do to hasten the demise of hunting, please contact The Committee to Abolish Sport Hunting at http://www.all-creatures.org/cash/ or (845) 256-1400.
 
Joe Miele, Vice President
The Committee to Abolish Sport Hunting
Box 562
New Paltz, NY  12561
 

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