National survey shows growth in wildlife-associated recreation – According to the findings of the 2011 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation, participation in wildlife-associated recreation is on the rise across the country. Wildlife-associated recreation includes fishing, hunting, and wildlife viewing (observing, photographing, and feeding wildlife).  The survey revealed that 38 percent of all Americans 16 years of age and older participated in wildlife-related activities last year. Since the previous survey in 2006, participation in fishing is up 11 percent and recreational hunting has increased nine percent.