The State Of Hunting In America

November 1, 2012 in Daily Bulletin

Tim Heffernan went over how hunting is doing in the United States:

  • There are more hunting targets than ever before. Suburbs are an ideal habitat for white-tailed deer.
    • In fact, they have become a pest that make the habitat unlivable for other species.
  • Yet there are fewer hunters than ever before. In 1991 1 in 13 adults hunted. Now it’s 1 in 18. Hunters have also become older.
  • Hunting technology has advanced substantially. Developments include:
    • Autonomous infrared trail cameras.
    • Advanced target acquisition systems.
    • Chemical weapons such as scents that will make you smell like deer.

Read more about how this is a paradox over here.

Source: The Atlantic