The number of hunters in America has been declining since a peak in the 1980’s but the downward trend has seen a reversal thanks, in part, to millennials. The New York Times recently told the story of a couple in their 30’s who took up hunting – not for sport – but for sustainability. Rachel Owen and Wade Truong told the Times they haven’t bought meat in over a year. Hunters in America peaked at 16.7M in 1982 and fell to 14.4M by 2010. However, last year, there were 15.6M licensed hunters in the U.S. Still, the Times reports, only 5% of Americans 16-years-old or older hunt.
Millennials are hunting their own wild game as a source of sustainable, local meat for dishes https://t.co/sWbSAtpboA
— Eater (@Eater) February 6, 2019
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