Deer Statistics and Information

How many PA Hunters?  Now you know.


LEADING DEER HUNTING STATES
(Licensed Resident Deer Hunters)
Pennsylvania 1,299,372
Michigan 1,005,000
Wisconsin 894,543
New York 812,446
Texas 645,000
LEADING WHITETAIL STATES
(Estimated whitetail populations)
Texas 3,748,000
Michigan 1,900,000
Mississippi 1,750,000
Wisconsin 1,600,000
Alabama 1,500,000
LEADING DEER-KILL STATES
(Total Whitetail Kill, Gun and Bow)
Wisconsin 469,555
Texas 442,000
Michigan 440,000
Pennsylvania 430,583
Georgia 375,100
LEADING FIREARM STATES
(Licensed Resident Gun Hunters)
Pennsylvania 1,000,000
Michigan 675,000
Wisconsin 656,164
New York 643,534
Texas 570,000
LEADING BOW HUNTING STATES
(Licensed Resident Bow Hunters)
Michigan 330,000
Pennsylvania 299,372
Wisconsin 238,379
Ohio 190,000
New York 168,912
LEADING BOW DEER KILL STATES
(Total Whitetail Kill With Bows)
Michigan 97,000
Wisconsin 69,269
Pennsylvania 54,622
Mississippi 40,000
Alabama 40,000

More than 83% of all hunters live in prime whitetail areas of the eastern two-thirds of the country. This accounts for more than 12.6 million hunters. Plus, seven of eleven western states are home to an increasing number of whitetail hunters.

Published in Deer Hunters' 1998 Almanac by Deer & Deer Hunting Magazine