Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Half of All Shooting Sportsmen Give or Receive Gifts Essential to Their Sport

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FERNANDINA BEACH, Fla. - When it comes to selecting the perfect holiday gift or finding that present for the person who has everything, sportsmen know when buying for a fellow shooter or hunter that something related to their sport is sure to please. According to a recent and poll, just over half of all hunters and shooters reported giving or receiving a hunting or shooting item during the holidays this past year.

And of the 52 percent of respondents who gave or received hunting or shooting items, it seems hunters are more on the giving and receiving end as survey participants reported 66 percent of the gifts will be used for hunting verses 34 percent exclusively for shooting.

"Most hunters and shooters are extremely passionate about their respective activities so buying them a gift related to those activities is always a pretty safe bet whether its for the holidays, a birthday or just to say thank you," says Rob Southwick, president of Southwick Associates, which designs and conducts the surveys at, and

To help continually improve, protect and advance angling and other outdoor recreation, all sportsmen and sportswomen are encouraged to participate in the surveys at, and/or Each month, participants who complete the survey are entered into a drawing for one of five $100 gift certificates to the sporting goods retailer of their choice.

About, and Launched in 2006,, and help the outdoor equipment industry, government fisheries and wildlife officials and conservation organizations track consumer activities and expenditure trends. Survey results are scientifically analyzed to reflect the attitudes and habits of anglers and hunters across the United States. Follow them on Facebook at and or on Twitter at!/AnglerSurvey and!/HunterSurvey.

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