2016 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation National Overview Issued August 2017
June 30, 2019
The National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation reports results from interviews with U.S. residents about their fishing, hunting, and wildlife watching. This report focuses on 2016 participation and expenditures of persons 16 years and older.
However, in addition to 2016 numbers, we also provide recent trend information in the Highlights sections and Appendix C of the report. The 2016 numbers reported can be compared with those in the 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006, and 2011 Survey reports because these Surveys used similar methodologies. However, the 2016 estimates should not be directly compared with results from Surveys conducted earlier than 1991 because of changes in methodology. These changes were made to improve accuracy.