Singer-songwriter Ted Nugent was thrilled about his results from a recent hunt in Texas.
He posted photos of the deer he had hunted on his Facebook page.
He wrote, “Godbless Texas! Godbless the effervescent flight of the eternal arrow! Godbless renewable beasts!”
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Nugent is known for his guitar playing and singer/songwriter, but he is also an avid hunter. He advocates for hunting and gun ownership rights.
Hunting News for Start of Season
Deer hunting season has started once again for many states like Ohio, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Texas.
Many states see big rates of people during the general big game hunting season. This usually runs from some time in November to December.
In fact, numbers are suggesting that the forests and fields may seem a little more crowded this year.
According to Living Stone Enterprise, base hunting licensing numbers in Montana for residents are up 5.8% and non-residents sales are up 2.27% comparing this October to last October. This data comes from the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks.
This is likely due to the COVID-19 pandemic causing more and more people to seek activities out in nature instead of in other crowded places.
This could mean lots of first time hunters trying to learn this year as well.
At the same time, however, many are suggesting that the overall rate of hunters is slowly decreasing.
According to Outdoor Life, baby boomers make up the biggest portion of hunters. Many are aging out of the sport so they will stop buying licenses. Within 10 or 15 years, hunter ranks will plunge 30%.
This would mean that critical funding for wildlife management and hunting advocacy could see a dramatic drop.
So while COVID-19 has increased hunt rates, it may not last.