Our mission: To promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports.
Hunting: Getting Started
Getting the right introduction to hunting is important. Consult this checklist of tips to help ensure you're headed in the right direction.
The Economic Impact of Hunting
Hunting in America: An Economic Force for Conservation notes that U.S. hunting-related spending grew by 55 percent in 2011, adding $87 billion to the nation's economy and supporting more than 680,000 jobs nationally. "The major growth in spending by hunters is good news for businesses throughout the country, particularly small businesses in rural areas," said NSSF President Steve Sanetti. The report provides information on more than 40 categories, including number of hunters, retail sales, taxes and jobs.
Game Meat Donations by Hunters Feed the Hungry
In 2010, 11 million meals were provided to the less fortunate through donations of venison by hunters. Nearly 2.8 million pounds of game meat made its way to shelters, food banks and church kitchens and onto the plates of those in need. Make your success in the field even more memorable by sharing this seasons harvest with the hungry.