The NRA is the most widely supported shooting sports organization in America, according to a recent survey conducted as part of Southwick Associate’s monthly Hunter Survey. More active hunters and shooters claim membership in the NRA than any other organization.
The organization that received the next highest vote total was the North American Hunting Club. Ducks Unlimited, a purpose-driven, dedicated conservation organization, received the next highest membership. The National Wild Turkey Federation and Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation were next, respectively.
The survey findings basically mirror each group’s actual reported membership with the NRA boasting as many as 4.3 million members, while the NAHC claims more than 850,000 and Ducks Unlimited close to 780,000.
”Involvement and unity has been the silver lining to all the political and conservation issues faced by hunters and shooters. No other recreational group can claim to be as organized and effective as sportsmen and women in defending their freedoms and rights,” said Rob Southwick, president of Southwick Associates.
Southwick also pointed out that it is impressive to see so many people maintaining their membership across such a broad array of conservation groups, particularly given these tough economic times.
To help the sportsmen’s community continually improve, defend and advance this treasured way of life, hunters and shooters are encouraged to participate in the surveys conducted by Southwick Associateson HunterSurvey.com and AnglerSurvey.com. Each month, participants who complete the survey are entered into a drawing for one of five $100 gift certificates to the sporting goods retailer of their choice.