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Paid License Holders increased

Just found this link, and hadn't seen it posted earlier.  The data is for 2009, and according to the NSSF (National Shooting Sports Foundation), the number of hunting licenses sold increased by 3.6 percent.

That's very good news if the trend continues.

Here is a link to the state by state license sales, with $$$ figures also.  No surprise, that Texas leads in sales, with Michigan and Wisconsin fighting for a distant second.

http://www.nssf.org/share/PDF/USFWS_2009_States.pdf

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Interesting data. Texas does

Interesting data. Texas does lead with the number of hunters but I was surprised to see that Colorado with less than one third the hunters shows way more money taken in. I know in the past the trend has been less people hunting so it would be nice to see the reasons for the increase or if it has continued.

Maybe more middle aged guys like myself are traveling more and buying tags in other states so in a way giving a false increase.

Again I am still surprised to see my home state at the top of the money list. Probably because we have the most elk with a coresponding fee.

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Yep....Elk, elk, and more

Yep....Elk, elk, and more elk.  Plus, I bet alot of the hunters in Texas get the basic license, then hunt on private ranches.  I doubt that is figured in.

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