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  • Writers on the Range: The West has too many visiting hunters

    Andrew Carpenter, Writers on the Range|Nov 8, 2023

    Hunting may be losing popularity nationally, but in the West the number of hunters is climbing. According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, in 2022 there were 10% fewer hunters across the country than there were when hunting peaked in the 1980s. At the same time, four Western states - Colorado, Montana, Idaho and Utah - saw more hunters than ever before. A key driver of this trend is out-of-state hunters who have run out of luck in their home states: elk, deer and other big game species... Full story