U.S. Hunters On the Decline

The number of hunters are shrinking dramatically, and wildlife agencies are worried about the loss. What's to blame for this alarming trend?

The number of hunters are shrinking dramatically, and wildlife agencies are worried about the loss. What's to blame for this alarming trend?Outdoor Life Online Editor

"The American attitude regarding wildlife is changing. I suspect the day will come when a presidential candidate goes to a local humane society to adopt a homeless animal, rather than go (to) the field and pose as hunter with a gun."-Andrew Page of the Humane Society of the United States, as quoted in an AP story "Number of Hunters Falls, Worrying Some" and posted on yahoo news today.