Hunting Accident File > Articles

Uninterested Youngsters Blamed For NC Hunting Drop

WFMY News - Greensboro, NC

Created: 11/24/2005 12:49:10 PM
Updated: 11/24/2005 12:51:02 PM

Asheville, NC -- If the North Carolina woods seem a little more crowded these days, blame the critters, not the humans.

State wildlife officials say the number of hunters is declining. Almost 150,000 fewer hunting licenses were sold last year compared to the year 2000. Experts think part of the change is due to urbanization and the loss of hunting lands. But they also say fewer young people are getting involved in the sport.

Carlton Murrey is president of the newly formed Western North Carolina Sportsman Federation. He says younger people would rather stay inside and watch TV or play video games than prowl the chilly woods with a shotgun.

Brad Deen of the state wildlife commission says the agency would like to see more people hunting, because it relies on hunters to keep the deer population under control.

Associated Press

Back to Articles

Fair Use Notice: This document may contain copyrighted material whose use has not been specifically authorized by the copyright owners. We believe that this not-for-profit, educational use on the Web constitutes a fair use of the copyrighted material (as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law). If you wish to use this copyrighted material for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.



Home  |  About  |  Campaigns  |  Crisis Center  |  Activists  |  Media  |  Hunting Accidents  |  Newsletter

PO Box 562 New Paltz, NY 12561
Phone 845-256-1400 Fax 845-818-3622
E-mail: [email protected]
Anne Muller - President


C.A.S.H. is a committee of Wildlife Watch, Inc.
a 501(c)3 Not-for-Profit Corporation.
Contributions are tax-deductible.

All content copyright C.A.S.H. unless otherwise noted.

We welcome your comments

Thank you for visiting all-creatures.org

Sponsored & Maintained by The Mary T. and Frank L. Hoffman Family Foundation