by NRA Staff - Wednesday, December 07, 2011
According to data complied by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), hunting with firearms is actually far more than safe than other popular sports like golf, tackle football and soccer. The data revealed that hunting ranked third in safety when compared to 28 other sports.
Hunting with firearms has an injury rate of .05 percent, equaling roughly one injury per 2,000 participants.
Last year, 16.3 million hunters went afield in this country, and 8,122 sustained injuries. More than 6,000 of those injuries were tree-stand related.
Read the full story at nssfblog.com.
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