"Fewer and Fewer U.S. Hunters to be Found As Urban Areas Grow." - Angie Wagner
According to the Census Bureau and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the decline of hunters across the country has declined by a more than a million form the years of 1991 to 2001 which is about an average of 7.3 percent. Today, several of people have never tried hunting or just have given up on it. According to a 2001 census and Fish and Wildlife survey, most hunters said that they were too busy or working obligations or had a family. The wealthy has more access for hunting because you occasionally have to pay to hunt both by getting a licenses, supplies, and possibly hunting on private lands. In other words they have to pay for the privilege unlike the wealthy. According to a Responsive Management study, if people are not exposed to hunting at the ages 16 or 17 or earlier, they possibly would not hunt in the future as an adult. In addition, more people grow up in urban areas and therefore, they are less likely to be exposed to hunting in their future. Expanding both the habitat quantity and quality, we need to reach out to private landowners to hunt. The decline of hunters results in decline of programs and jobs. According to the National Wild Turkey Federation, a study found that in hunting today only 25 percent of kids in hunting environment and/or households will actively participate.