Know the Facts for National Hunting and Fishing Day

This Saturday is National Hunting and Fishing day and thousands events around the country will take place to support our favorite outdoor sports.
Hunting Facts
Excise taxes paid on sporting firearms, ammunition and archery equipment, benefit every state and have generated approximately $5.6 billion for wildlife conservation since 1939. The contribution for 2009 is a record -- nearly $336 million, according to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Photo: Arthurr
An average hunter spends $1,638 every year on the sport. Photo: Blaine Hansel
According to research, 72 percent more women are hunting with firearms today than just five years ago. And 50 percent more women are now target shooting.
Americans hunt 228 million days per year.
Hunters and anglers support more jobs nationwide than the number of people employed by Wal-Mart. Photo: Sven
More Americans hunt and shoot than play golf.
Hunting gear sales are growing faster than all other sporting goods categories. Photo: Zach Morris
Americans annually buy 1.1 billion shotshells.
More than 44 million Americans six years of age and older enjoy fishing every year. Photo: Lsuff
An average angler spends $1,046 every year on the sport.
Through license sales and excise taxes on equipment, hunters and anglers pay for most fish and wildlife conservation programs. Photo: Allen C
Anglers and boaters have paid $3.6 billion in excise taxes since 1952. Photo: Jerry
Anglers spend almost $300 million a year just on ice.
Anglers spend more than $1 billion a year on bait alone Photo: Cucu Lures
Use this Saturday to spend time hunting and fishing and introduce a kid to the outdoors. Photo: U.S. Fish and Wildlife