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From NRA Women’s Network:
NEWTOWN, Conn. — The number of hunters age 16 and older in the United States increased 9 percent between 2006 and 2011, reversing a previous downward trend, a preliminary report from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and Department of the Interior shows.
Preliminary figures show an increase from 12.5 million hunters in 2006 to 13.7 million in 2011. Final data will be included in the upcoming USFWS 2011 National Survey Report. USFWS has conducted a national survey every five years since 1955, with the last being the 2006 National Survey, released in 2007.
“This increase in hunters mirrors what our members are telling us — strong sales to an expanding consumer base,” said Steve Sanetti, president of the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industry. “There is increased interest in firearm ownership — from customers new to the market to existing customers looking for the newest products. Purchases are being made for the enjoyment of recreational target shooting sports — such as sporting clays, IDPA and 3-gun competitions — as well as for personal protection, and, as these figures show us, for hunting.”
The preliminary report also shows that hunters spent an average of 21 days pursuing wild game in 2011. Additionally, the report shows that hunters spent $34 billion on trips, firearms and equipment, licenses and other items to support their hunting activities in 2011.
The national survey is paid for by sportsmen through the use of Pittman-Robertson Federal Aid dollars. This year is significant as it is the 75th anniversary of the Pittman-Robertson Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act.
The first World Zombie Shoot will be held on October 13-14 near Fayette, MO.
DPMS held a zombie shoot on June 23rd and we just found out about it. It looks like they do it every year, so look out for the next one in 2013.
The competition is taking place June 30 – July 1 in Grand Island, Nebraska.
February 2012…Miami, FL – Taurus, the world’s foremost manufacturer of firearms announces Pro Shooter, Jessie Harrison-Duff as their Shooting Team Captain.
Jessie Harrison-Duff (formerly Jessie Abbate) has transformed her shooting career, from a beginning shooter to a top ranked professional. She has earned 22 National and 19 World Champion shooting titles, in 5 different shooting disciplines. Among these are the prestigious Bianchi Cup and the World Speed Shooting Championships. Jessie has also ranked in numerous regional and state champion matches as well. Reaching this level of shooting performance in her career defines a well-disciplined competitor and role model for the Taurus Shooting Team.
Mark Kresser, President and CEO of Taurus International Manufacturing, Inc. states, “We are very excited and believe Jessie will take Taurus to a new level and break open the doors of competition.” “She is a dynamic young lady with excellent shooting skills. As Taurus moves forward into 2012, we intend on promoting youth, women and competition shooting. With Jessie co-hosting the new and exciting “Friends of the NRA television show”, which she does between matches, highlighting the amazing story of the NRA’s grassroots foundation. We are anxiously awaiting this year’s competitions with Jessie shooting her new Taurus!”
“I’m looking forward to my new position with Taurus. Taurus is a company that has a reputation for providing accurate and safe firearms. I was drawn to the brand after learning of their new commitment to their customer and their quest in promoting new shooters to the industry,” states Jessie Harrison-Duff. “My livelihood depends on the performance of this gun and I’m anxious to start my new relationship with Taurus. I look forward to promoting them, as well as shooting sports to new shooters.”
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