NSSF to Study Quality and Availability of Hunting in US

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U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Access to hunting land and to shooting ranges are key indicators affecting the future of hunting and sport shooting. A new study, announced by the National Shooting Sports Foundation®, reports on findings regarding the current availability of public and private areas accessible for hunting and sport shooting collected from a nationwide survey that included a trend analysis to see how perceptions have changed over the last decade.

With support from a grant awarded by the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies’ (AFWA) Multistate Conservation Grant program, the report titled “Assessing the Quality and Availability of Hunting and Shooting Access in the United States,” produced by Responsive Management, provides major findings from the surveys reporting on activity locations, factors considered for location selection and factors that affect hunter/shooter enjoyment, access constraints and ratings, information sources for locations and user awareness of programs and resources.

Beyond the survey information reported is a robust recommendations section – 99 of them in all. A recurring message in many of the recommendations is the importance of current information supported by using effective communication, marketing, branding, and outreach strategies. These efforts have a clear impact on awareness of, participation in, and satisfaction with access programs/resources, and will increase the success of implemented programs.

Attached to the Assessing the Quality and Availability of Hunting and Shooting Access in the United States report is a Hunting and Shooting Access Inventory Report that includes a national summary total and a one-page report per state. A detailed Excel file reporting all 50 states is also available for download.

About The National Shooting Sports Foundation

NSSF is the trade association for the firearm industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of thousands of manufacturers, distributors, firearm retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations, and publishers nationwide. For more information, visit nssf.org

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Hunting is a tradition and most hunters have had family, friends or an area that had a lot of hunters in the area to get guidance from. Most places don’t have that any more. Or very little. Another 10-20 years it could be all but extinct. Hunting is frowned upon if not attacked in many states. We use to have teachers talk about huntin with students at lunch or after school. Now, they’re more than likely attack you for being a hunter. Even a fisherman.


Wow, a FUDD study by NSSF, the BATF’s favorite toady.


NSSF needs to study the actual hunting laws in each state. Florida has hunting but I have yet to figure out how to actually hunt! Get a license (of course) but then try to figure out where, when, and additional permits to actually hunt. You better have a law degree to try to read them.


in florida it is more because most hunting is on privet land , we hunt hogs on diamond crystals land, have permission from owners ,and they are more than happy because damage they do, many other farmers are the same, a few look for clubs to pay them but the real farmers want the pigs gone


I looked at the title and thought if we are not allowed to have guns, where we can hunt won’t matter. If there is a moratorium on hunting that goes into effect and stays for even a short while I will get to hear the words that pissed me off almost more than anything uncle Joe kamalatoe obiden, AOC Talib or OMAR has said. The anti-hunting law has been in effect because of uncle joes mighty pen because of the health pandemic reasons for so long, “At this point, what difference does it make”. The people have survived without hunting… Read more »


there will be more and more enforcers that become casualties to this until it is open war or it dawns on them they are wrong….im betting on war


God I don’t want that to happen, but you could very well be right. I am looking at Canada right now and what is going on and it is a dictatorship flexing it’s control over the surfs not a republic like we are or a democracy like they think it is. Right now, the Canadian police that have cameras have been told to shut them off enforcing their action. Why? So there is no evidence to be used against them should this ever get tried? Taking people’s money away and out of their bank accounts? What do you think obiden… Read more »

Wild Bill

Not allowed? There is no allow to it. It is our Right to own, carry, buy, trade, give, sell, collect and practice with guns and any other weapon that we can use to make a meaningful defense.


You know WB, I agree totally but I really believe that the demonrats are going to do whatever they want and not care about breaking any laws or our constitution. Obummer did DACA, knew it was illegal and said so, and got away with it because the demonratts have made sure they are in all places in politics and power to do whatever they want, and they are stomping all over us. They also with the help of RINO’s stole an election and got away with it which is more proof we are sucking eggs. I think that the constitution… Read more »