Wildfowling in the U.S.A. and Britain - The importance of wildfowling in the United States and Britain - A review of National Survey of Fishing and Hunting, 1955

Hugh Boyd


In the early months of 1956 a survey of hunting and fishing was made for the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service to determine the importance of these truly American sports in our (i.e. the American) national economy. The results of this survey were published a few months later. Circular 44 of the Fish and Wildlife Service is unlikely to be seen by many Trust members, though its contents are of great interest for comparison with what is known or may be guessed about the role of wildfowling in Britain. This review attempts to summarise those parts of the American survey relating to waterfowl hunters and hunting and adds a very few facts and some more speculative estimates about the British situation.

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