New findings about hunters and the upcoming season


Gander Mountain has just completed a nationwide survey of avid hunters and they found some interesting trends for the upcoming season among avid hunters, including:

  • Only 28% of hunters are fully prepared for the season. 
  • Most hunters agree that hunting is more than getting big game (76%); it’s an ethical thing to do (58%). 
  • Deer is the overwhelming favorite game to hunt (60%). 
  • Older hunters want to help with conservation this season and younger hunters want to learn new skills and set personal records. 
  • Almost half of all hunters follow a ritual or superstition for the best hunt including starting the hunt at exactly 4:48AM every time, kissing the first bullet, doing the anti-rain dance, or not shaving the entire season. 
  • Behind a firearm and ammunition, quality boots and camo gear are the top “must haves” this hunting season.

Want to know more?  Check out this nifty infographic…

Gander Mountain Hunters

One comment to New findings about hunters and the upcoming season

  • Alison  says:

    Another very interesting post. Thanks!

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