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Arizona Sees Drop in Hunting Applications

Despite the state's efforts to expand and improve hunting, Arizona has seen a 22-percent decrease in hunting applications over the last five years.

8/9/2011

Despite the state's efforts to expand and improve hunting, Arizona has seen a 22-percent decrease in hunting applications over the last five years.

Officials with the Arizona Game & Fish Department claim that they still receive more applications each year than they can approve, so the decline doesn't necessarily mean fewer residents are hunting.

Many attribute the decrease to the economic downturn, a concern that worries state officials when considering how much hunters and the outdoor industry contribute to the state's economy.

Read the full story at tusconcitizen.com.

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