Looking for a hunting buddy? Try Woodland, not Natomas

Published: Tuesday, May. 13, 2014 - 5:39 pm
Last Modified: Monday, May. 19, 2014 - 7:58 am

Compared to other Californians, Sacramento residents like to hunt.

The state issued about 30,000 hunting licenses to outdoor enthusiasts in the four-county area in 2012. That's about 13 licenses per 1,000 residents, double the statewide average, according to the latest figures from the state Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Not surprisingly, hunters are most likely to live in rural parts of the region. But there are big differences between some urban areas, too. Woodland residents in ZIP code 95640 were about 10 times as likely to buy a hunting license in 2012 than residents of North Natomas (95834). Folsom residents (95630) were almost twice as likely to hunt as east Sacramento (95816) residents.

This map shows the ZIP Codes with the most hunting licenses issued per 1,000 residents in 2012.

Sources: Hunting license data: California Department of Fish and Wildlife | Population data for rates: U.S. Census Bureau

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