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HUNTING

One of the Safest Activities in America

National Shooting Sports Foundation


ACTIVITY (alphabetically) Archery (target) Baseball Basketball Bicycle Riding Billiards / Pool Bowling Camping (vacation/overnight) Cheerleading Exercising with Equipment Fishing Football (tackle) Golf Gymnamstics Hockey (ice) Hunting with Firearms In-line rollerskating Lacrosse Mountain Biking (off road) Running / Jogging Skateboarding Snowboarding Soccer Softball Swimming Tennis Volleyball Water Skiing Weight Lifting Wrestling NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS(a) 2010 6,500,000 12,500,000 26,900,000 39,800,000 24,000,000 39,000,000 44,700,000 2,900,000 55,300,000 33,800,000 9,300,000 21,900,000 4,800,000 3,300,000 16,300,000 7,400,000 2,600,000 7,200,000 35,500,000 7,700,000 6,100,000 13,500,000 10,800,000 51,900,000 12,300,000 10,600,000 5,200,000 31,500,000 2,900,000 TOTAL INJURIES(b) 2010 6,162 162,925 528,584 530,551 4,516 24,263 4,942 36,288 229,977 69,963 489,676 35,199 28,743 19,613 8,122* 51,956 21,347 11,195 27,830 130,627 57,553 226,142 119,389 101,560 22,768 58,072 8,881 94,692 42,486 INJURIES per 100,000 PARTICIPANTS 95 1,303 1,965 1,333 19 62 11 1,251 416 207 5,265 161 599 594 50 702 821 155 78 1,696 943 1,675 1,105 196 185 548 171 301 1,465 ONE (1) INJURY FOR EVERY x PARTICIPANTS 1,055 77 51 75 5,314 1,607 9,045 80 240 483 19 622 167 168 2,000 142 122 643 1,276 59 106 60 90 511 540 183 586 333 68 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Football (tackle) Basketball Skateboarding Soccer Wrestling Bicycle Riding Baseball Cheerleading Softball Snowboarding LESS SAFE ACTIVITIES SAFEST ACTIVITIES 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Camping (vacation/overnight) Billiards / Pool Hunting with Firearms Bowling Running / Jogging Archery (target) Mountain Biking (off road) Golf Water Skiing Tennis PERCENTAGE OF INJURY PER 100 PARTICIPANTS 0.01% 0.02% 0.05% 0.06% 0.08% 0.09% 0.16% 0.16% 0.17% 0.19%

FACT: In fiscal years 2006 - 2010, more than $310,000,000 was apportioned to states from excise tax collections on items such as firearms and ammunition. These monies may only be used for hunter education and saftey training. This, along with a strong network of 50,000 dedicated hunter education instructors, helps make hunting one of the safest activities in America.
Sources: USFW & IHEA

PERCENTAGE OF INJURY PER 100 PARTICIPANTS 5.27% 1.96% 1.70% 1.68% 1.47% 1.33% 1.30% 1.25% 1.11% 0.94%

HUNTING VERSUS OTHER ACTIVIES:


A person is 11 times more likely to be injured playing volleyball than hunting. A person is 19 times more likely to be injured snowboarding than hunting. A person is 25 times more likely to be injured cheerleading or bicycle riding than hunting. A person is 34 times more likely to be injured playing soccer or skateboarding than hunting. A person is 105 times more likely to be injured playing tackle football than hunting.
Sources:

(a) Number of Participants: National Sporting Goods Association (NSGA) Sports Participation 2010 estimates. (b) Total Injuries: Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS) 2010 estimates. * Hunting with firearms total injuries/incidents include CPSC NEISS injury data for Tree Stands (hunting) as well as estimated injuries from IHEA Hunter Incident Clearinghouse.

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