With firearm hunting season in full swing, millions of hunters will be hitting the woods in search of all types of game. As they head afield, hunters will be carrying a plethora of tools, gadgets and gear with them. No matter if they are pursuing squirrels, predators, deer or bear, one item hunters will be holding close will be their trusted firearm.
New research from Outdoor Stewards of Conservation Foundation (OSCF) sheds light on what type of firearms hunters prefer, and provides detailed insights into hunting with AR-Platform rifles. With many new hunters going afield this year, and new products available to all hunters every year, it is important for the outdoor industry to stay apprised of current consumer trends, wants, needs and preferences.
The research, entitled “Proliferation of Hunting with AR-Platform / Modern Sporting Rifles”, was conducted for OSCF by leading outdoor industry research firm Responsive Management.
Mark Damian Duda, executive director of Responsive Management states: “This report is chalk full of new insights and is a must read for anyone connected with hunting or AR-Platform rifles. In addition to many key findings, the report includes demographic-participatory analyses graphs that provide extra insight to the reader on how various demographic groups respond to certain questions within the report.”
- Most important reasons for hunting last season.
- Percentage of hunters that have used an AR-Platform rifle to hunt with.
- What type of firearm hunters use most often to hunt with.
- How long they have hunted with AR-Platform rifles.
- Type of game, (i.e., large/small) that hunters have used an AR-Platform to hunt.
- Main reasons they use AR-Platform rifles for hunting.
- Likeliness of using an AR-Platform rifle to hunt with in the future (asked of hunters not currently using an AR-Platform rifle to hunt with). PS – the results may surprise!
OSCF Board of Directors secretary, Patrick Shay noted; “With limited data on this topic, the new OSCF report is a welcomed resource that allows readers to make fact-based decisions–which is important during these tough market conditions.”
This report expands an ever-growing knowledge library provided by Outdoor Stewards of Conservation Foundation. To view the report and findings (free of charge) visit OutdoorStewards.org .
To discuss the report in detail contact OSCF executive director, Jim Curcuruto at (203) 450-7202 firstname.lastname@example.org.
A humble homesteader based in an undisclosed location, Lars Drecker splits his time between tending his little slice of self-sustaining heaven, and bothering his neighbors to do his work for him. This is mainly the fault of a debilitating predilection for fishing, hunting, camping and all other things outdoors. When not engaged in any of the above activities, you can normally find him broken down on the side of the road, in some piece of junk he just “fixed-up.”