How to Make a Hunter
Here's a look at the ways we're bringing—and failing to bring—folks into the fold
Hunters may sit in trees, but they don't grow on them. Here's a look at the ways we're pulling folks into the fold, how we’re failing, how to fix it, and how some newcomers approach their first hunt.
- Baby boomers make up our nation's largest cohort of hunters, and they've already begun to age out of the sport. Within 15 years, most will stop buying licenses entirely. And when they do, our ranks could plunge by 30 percent—along with critical funding for wildlife management, advocacy for hunting, and a tradition that's probably pretty important to you. In other words, the clock is ticking. And unless we act now, we might not recover from the fallout.