By the Numbers: Young Hunters

• Number of children under 18 in the U.S.: 73.5 million

• Average time children spend using electronic media (TV, video games) per day: 5½ hours

• Amount of time the American Heart Association suggests that children engage in moderate to vigorous activity per day: 60 minutes

• Number of children who hunt: 1.7 million

• Number of states that don't allow hunting before age 12: 20

• Average number of new hunters gained per 100 lost in those states: 54

• Average number of new hunters gained per 100 lost in states placing the fewest restrictions on youth hunters: 82

• Number of states that have reduced restrictions on youth hunters since the 2004 launch of Families Afield, a program to create hunting opportunities for young people: 12

• Number of Michigan and Ohio youths who got apprentice licenses in 2006, which wouldn't have been available without Families Afield: 27,000