Stringent government regulations, urban sprawl and migration to cities have limited the overall growth of this industry. In addition, slow demand growth and increased competition have resulted in stagnant profitability for commercial hunters and trappers over the past five years. Consequently, operators have steadily exited this industry. Nevertheless, hunting and fishing preserves, which are attracting avid recreational hunters with strong disposable incomes, will support industry growth over the five years.
This industry includes commercial trappers, commercial game preserves (such as game retreats), hunting preserves, fishing preserves and game propagation companies. Hunting with the intent to sell animal carcasses is illegal according to federal law. Exceptions include the hunting of reptiles, amphibians and fish, as well as the sale of antlers, hides and other specific animal parts obtained via hunting.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.