Popular hunting and lifestyle brand Realtree has a new study out pointing to greater hunter mobility across state lines.
New findings suggest more hunters are traveling across state lines to go hunting.
The popular brand Realtree published these findings, which was introduced on their business blog on March 22, 2016. It bills itself as the "creator and marketer of the world's most versatile camo patterns."
Realtree found that over the last 30 years, there was a three percent increase in the total number of non-resident hunting licenses, tags, permits and stamps as a percentage of total purchases. It increased from 5.8 percent of total purchases in 1983 to 8.8 percent in 2013.
Ohio, Illinois, Kentucky, New Jersey and Florida were the top states that enjoyed the greatest percentage of increase in non-resident licenses, tags, permits and stamps over the past 20 years.
About 86 percent of active hunters hunt in their home state only, 8 percent hunt in both their home state and at least one other state, and 6 percent hunt only outside their home state, according to 2011 data from U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.
This is fantastic news for the outdoor industry. As more people continue to discover the practical and health benefits of hunting, they'll be sure to go hunting across state lines more.