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November 28, 2011

Poll: Hunting Apparel Most Wished For


A recent poll of sportsmen and firearm owners by Southwick Associates’ HunterSurvey.com / ShooterSurvey.com asked, “What hunting or target shooting gear are you most hoping to receive this holiday season?”

Hunting Apparel topped the list, with 22.3 percent of respondents indicating they hoped to receive such gear. Next were Handguns, Game/Trail Cameras and, surprisingly, No Hunting/Shooting Gifts This Year (Bah, Humbug!).

The complete list:

Hunting apparel

22.3%

Handgun

14.5%

I don’t want to receive hunting or shooting gear as a gift

14.4%

Game camera / trail camera

14.4%

Ammunition

12.4%

Rangefinder

11.3%

Archery accessories

8.3%

Hand-loading equipment

8.0%

Traditional rifle (not AR)

7.8%

Gun safe

7.7%

Crossbow

7.0%

Shotgun

6.9%

Scope

6.8%

Boots

6.8%

GPS

6.1%

Modern sporting rifle (AR platform)

6.0%

Knife

5.6%

Tree stand

5.4%

Game calls

4.9%

Binoculars

4.7%

Wildlife art / decor

4.7%

Bow

4.2%

Muzzleloader

4.0%

Holster

3.8%

Targets

3.5%

Gun-cleaning supplies

3.4%

Gun case

2.9%

Flashlights

2.8%

Decoys

2.7%

Target-shooting apparel

2.5%

Ear protection

2.5%

Backpack

2.4%

Air gun

2.2%

Suppressor / silencer

1.3%

Eye wear

0.5%

Grips

0.1%