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Various Stastics from the ATA

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Note: The year is not identified on the ATA website.


Various Statistics

Clay Target Shooting Information (source: National Sporting Goods Association.)

• Target shooting is the third fastest growing sport

• 7.7 million people participated in target shooting in 1996

• 3.7 million people participated in Trap and /or Skeet in 1996

• 15.4 % are between the ages 25 - 34

• Average days of participation is 8.4

ATA Membership Profile (source: University of Dayton)


• Average age is 51

• 90% are male

• 60% possess post-secondary education

• 30% are professional, while 26% are retired

• 69% have household incomes above $50,000

• 76% are married

• 87% own their home

• 41% purchased a new car in the last 12 months

• 58% own a computer

• 46% have internet access

• 33% have visited the ATA web-site

• 58% participate in fishing


• 37% are life members

• 15 years is the average length of membership

• 84% attended their state shoot

• 65% attend more than 10 registered shoots a year

• Own an average of 9 shotguns

• 60% are members of the NRA

• 60% went hunting in the last 12 months

• 44% shot sporting clays in the last 12 months

• 53% participate in a local trap league

• 65% subscribe to Trap & Field
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