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U.S. Angler Population - Their Lifestyles and License Buying Habits

License sales data show that most anglers do not buy licenses in consecutive years, raising questions about the types of people who are more likely to fish or not, where to find them, license buying churn rates, minority and female participation and why new anglers were attracted to the sport.

To answer these questions, 10 years of fishing license data were examined from multiple states and the results prove very insightful.

This work was funded through the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies’ Multi-State Conservation Grant program.

Click on the Executive Summaries and the detailed technical reports below to learn more. These documents are part of a series of six technical reports.

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