Facts About Hunter Safety

--Number of states that offered hunter-education programs in 1950: 4

--Number of states that offered hunter-education programs in 1970: 32

--Number of states that now require hunter education: 49

--Number of people who currently attend hunter-education classes per year: 670,000

--Number of hunting-related injuries/fatalities in 1967: 2,591/400

--Number of hunting-related injuries/fatalities in 1980: 2,400/290

--Number of hunting-related injuries/fatalities in 2001: 723/75

--Number of recreational boating-related fatalities in 2001: 681

--Number of horseshoe toss-related injuries in 2001: 2,516