Participation in Outdoor Activities
Participation in outdoor activities varied greatly from group to
group. Hunters were the most active group-a larger percentage of
hunters relative to the general population and landowners had
participated in each of the five activities discussed in the
survey. Landowners were more active than were the general
- The top activity among the general population was watching
wildlife within 1 mile of home (64%), and 39% had taken a trip of
at least a mile to view wildlife. Just under half of the general
population had fished (47%).
- The top activity among hunters was fishing (84%), followed
closely by big game hunting (83%). A majority of hunters had viewed
wildlife within 1 mile of home (78%) or taken a trip of at least 1
mile to view wildlife (64%).
- The top activity among landowners was wildlife viewing within 1
mile of home (75%), and a majority had fished (58%). Landowners'
rates of big game and small game hunting was approximately double
that of the general population.