Field Sports Channel’s Global Hunting Survey

    Recently the inimitable Field Sports Channel conducted a global hunting survey, which turned up some very interesting statistics. A video overview is embedded below:

    The full results of the survey are available at this link. The data are really quite interesting, answering important questions like “how are most hunters getting their news?” and “which regions would be most likely to skip their partner’s birthday to go hunting?”

    It’s good to see that hunters are actively seeking out more information from the internet. It’s further encouraging that 25% of all respondents were under the age of 30, though I hope that number climbs higher in future years. One of the pieces of data mentioned in the video is that hunters are reluctant to take shots at over 200 yards, an important consideration for the safety of the animal as practical accuracy suffers greatly beyond that range.

    These data should interest anyone involved in the shooting sports, not just hunters. I absolutely recommend taking the time to look over the article and watch the video.

    Nathaniel F

    Nathaniel is a history enthusiast and firearms hobbyist whose primary interest lies in military small arms technological developments beginning with the smokeless powder era. He can be reached via email at [email protected]