Fernandina Beach, FL -(Ammoland.com)- Although the outdoor market is one typically focused on male consumers, today, more than a quarter of all anglers are female, while women account for approximately 10 percent of all hunters and shooters.
Women outdoors enthusiasts are so prevalent they cannot be ignored. Companies that continue to focus solely on male consumers are leaving a lot of potential customers, and dollars, behind. It's critical that companies better understand this emerging market and Southwick's free Women in the Outdoors 2014 report is the first, crucial step to that understanding.
This is the fourth straight year Southwick Associates, the outdoor industry's leading research firm, has made the detailed profile available to businesses, organizations and the media. Data is compiled from the 2014 results gleaned from survey results captured on HunterSurvey.com, ShooterSurvey.com and AnglerSurvey.com. Information examines preferred brands, most purchased product categories, demographics, types of outdoor recreation participated in, where women do most of their shopping and much more.
Detailed examples include:
- The most common types of fishing equipment purchased.
- Primary reasons why women like to fish.
- The most fished species by women.
- The types of game women hunt by percentages.
- Favorite shooting activities.
- Most purchased shooting and hunting equipment (including bowhunting).
“Women's influence on the buying decisions in a household is well documented. Now that more of these same decision makers are taking part in hunting, shooting and angling, their impact on the outdoor industry and the products and services offered by companies is far reaching,” says Rob Southwick, president of Southwick Associates.
The report is available for free at our website.. For more information, email Donna Leonard or call (904) 277-9765.
About AnglerSurvey.com, HunterSurvey.com and ShooterSurvey.com
Launched in 2006, AnglerSurvey.com, HunterSurvey.com and ShooterSurvey.com help the outdoor equipment industry, government fisheries and wildlife officials and conservation organizations track consumer activities and expenditure trends. Survey results are scientifically analyzed to reflect the attitudes and habits of anglers and hunters across the United States.
About Southwick Associates
Southwick Associates is a market research and economics firm specializing in the hunting, shooting, sportfishing, and outdoor recreation markets. Founded in 1989, Southwick Associates is renowned for delivering comprehensive insights and statistics assisting business and strategic decisions across the entire outdoor industry; from government agencies, industry associations and non-profit organizations, to affiliated businesses and manufacturers. Aside from custom market research, and economic impact studies, Southwick also provides syndicated participation, media consumption, and equipment purchase tracking studies utilizing their three proprietary sportsmen panels.
Visit www.southwickassociates.com for more information.