Safety First – The Numbers

Hunting - Safe and Getting Safer!

Over the last 30 years hunting accidents have drastically decreased, while the number of hunters has increased. Today, hunting is one of the safest outdoor activities you can enjoy

Look and Compare!


Outdoor Activity
Number of Participants
Annual Injuries
Injuries per 100,000 Participants
Football
15,500,000
424,665
2,740
Basketball
28,200,000
716,182
2,540
Baseball
33,200,000
404,468
1,218
Bicycling
64,500,000
604,566
937
Water Skiing
7,400,000
16,182
219
Swimming
60,300,000
130,286
216
Fishing
45,700,000
78,393
172
Hunting
15,000,000
1,094
7
(These statistics were provided by the National Safety Council, Statistics Unit in Chicago for 1994-95. If you are interested in additional numbers, they can be contacted at 1-800-621-7615, extension 7307. The numbers for hunting are from 1995.)

What makes hunting so safe?

Hunting Regulations: Hunter orange laws or laws restricting loaded firearms in vehicles
Hunter Education: Now required in 49 states and most Canadian provinces and territories.

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