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What Impact Do Hunters have On The US Economy?


There were 13.7 million hunters in the United States over age 16 -- 12.7 million of whom used rifles, shotguns or handguns for hunting, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. With 12.5 million individuals, that's 220 million days spent in the woods, fields and wetlands each year. Of course, the bigger story isn't the time they spend. It's the money. At $1,992 per hunter per year, that's $24.9 billion pumped into our economy ..

GSM Outdoors Keeps Growing With Acquisition of Boss Buck

A couple months ago we told you about GSM Outdoors buying New Archery Products (NAP) — click here for details — and the company isn’t sitting on its hands. In fact, GSM recently announced they’re welcoming the Boss Buck brand to the family.

Never heard of Boss Buck? The company has an extensive line of rugged game feeders and tower-style hunting blinds. In terms of feeders, the company offers a wide assortment of gravity and automatic spin feeders made of rotomolded high-density polyethylene. They are available in hanging, stand-and-fill, and tri- or quad-leg configurations of various heights to suit individual needs. (Special note for anglers: Floating and standing fish feeder systems are also offered under the name Boss Bass.)

When it comes to hunting blinds, Boss Buck builds weatherproof models with 5- or 10-foot tower assemblies. Constructed of tough HDPE walls and clear polycarbonate windows, Boss Buck blinds are tough and stable.