By Liston Matthews
United States -(AmmoLand.com)- From time to time, an email circulates on the web that purports to count the number of hunters in Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and some other states, then compares those numbers to the army sizes of several nations around the world.
The idea behind this comparison is the notion that it would be foolish for a foreign nation, China for instance, to invade the United States. None of those emails that I have seen have had any supporting documentation, though. Digging around on the Internet, I found a report at Bear Miller Outdoors, but no supporting links.
With curiosity aroused, I decided to research the subject, with a different twist. I decided to look at annual deer harvests in Tennessee and surrounding states, and for the United States as a whole. For the sake of simplicity, one deer tag equals one deerslayer. A deerslayer, then, is someone who has killed a living animal that approximates a human in size.
But counting deerslayers wasn’t sufficient to tell the whole story, so I decided to include what I will call suburban cowboys. I …Read the Rest