October 23, 2008
Discussion Topic: Economy Make You Want To Go Hunting?
By Dave Hurteau & Chad Love
From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Wall Street's woes may put more hunters in the woods this fall.
A new report examining trends in license sales in all 50 states found that, when the economy goes south -- and when new housing construction in particular slows -- more people hunt. . . .
It could be that a slow housing market simply gives would-be hunters time to get into the woods.
[The] survey found that 22 percent of active hunters nationally work in the construction, carpentry, plumbing, electrical and craftsman trades.
So, will you be hunting more this year? Or is the bad economy cutting into your hunting?