According to a recent study by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the number of licensed hunters in Alabama has increased over the last five years.
While some hunters are upset over recent changes, which eliminate the fall turkey hunting season in Alabama, the numbers are still on the rise. The report showed that hunting license sales increased 9 percent from 2007 to 2011. While most states are seeing declines in the number of hunters taking to the field, Alabama is bucking a 25 year trend of declines, with the recent up tick in hunting permits.
"I think after a long slide, we have finally bottomed out and the number of hunters is seeing an increase," Bill Brassard, director of communications for the National Shooting Sports Foundation, told the Sun Herald. "We are seeing the fruits of years of recruiting efforts conducted by states. Alabama, for instance, has a very successful program that introduces outdoor activities to women. The state also has special youth-only hunts for deer, dove and turkey that attracts younger people to hunting."
Those heading out this year should install Husky Liners® vehicle floor mats for their car or truck. As hunting can be tough on a vehicle, these floor mats will ensure a minimal amount of damage is inflicted on your car.