By the numbers
13.7 million: That is the estimated number of people ages 16 and older who went hunting in 2011, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s “2011 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting and Wildlife-Associated Recreation” report. That is about 6 percent of the United States population. Those hunters spent $38.3 billion on equipment, licenses, trips and more. That is a per-person expenditure of approximately $2,800 per hunter.