Why People Hunt With a Bow
Bowhunting is an important aspect of life for many Americans. A 2016 survey funded by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service discovered the following facts.
- More than 11 million Americans hunt that represents about 4.5% of the total population.
- Thirty-two percent of the 11 million people hunt with a bow.
- Bowhunting continues to grow while overall hunting numbers are declining.
|The most recent Archery Trade Association 2019 survey respondents mention:|
|38%||More challenging; requires more skill|
|14%||Quieter than using firearms|
|6%||Dislike for guns and the use of them|
|6%||Requires you to get closer to the prey||Archery Trade Association 2019 survey shows average age of bowhunter:|
|55%||Over 56 years of age|
|25%||Between 36 and 55 years of age|
|20%||35 years of age and younger|
Note: Active bowhunters hunt an average of 17 days per year.