New report ranks hunting among safest forms of recreation

A new report from the National Shooting Sports Foundation puts hunting safety into perspective. According to the NSSF, the trade association for the firearms industry, hunting ranks third in safety compared to 28 other recreational pursuits, with an injury rate of 0.05 percent. That’s about one injury for every 2,000 participants.

By comparison, only camping and billiards are safer.

According to the NSSF, compared to hunting, a person is:

11 times more likely to be injured playing volleyball.

19 times more likely to be injured snowboarding.

25 times more likely to be injured cheerleading or bicycle riding.

34 times more likely to be injured playing soccer or skateboarding.

105 more times likely to be injured playing tackle football.

The full report is available here.

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