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Bowhunting is an important aspect of life for many Americans. A 1998 survey funded by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service discovered the following facts.

  • More than 14 million Americans hunt, which represents about seven percent of the population.
  • Forty-four percent of hunters report that they have hunted with a bow.
  • Bowhunting continues to grow in popularity, especially in recent years.
  • Most bowhunters are between the ages of 35 and 54.
  • The average age at which an active bowhunter begins hunting is 23.