Pandemic Triggers Uptick In Hunting Permit Applications
Pandemic Triggers Uptick In Hunting Permit Applications

Faced with growing meat shortages thanks to the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, Americans are turning to Mother Nature for food.

The National Rifle Association has lobbied state governors to keep state lands open to allow people to hunt for food.

Firearm manufacturers have reported sales increases, and the FBI carried out a record 3.74 million background checks in March.

According to Reuters, game and fish agencies across the nation have reported an increase in either hunting license sales, permit applications, or both.

Wildlife experts expect a resurgence in hunting after grocery store meat shelves emptied for the first time during March and April.

People are starting to consider self-reliance and where their food comes from.

We’re all born hunters.

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