Top 10 Hunter-Friendly States by Population Percentage

We humans have been hunters by nature, pretty much throughout our entire history on Planet Earth. And even though many of us no longer need to hunt in order to put food on our tables, there are still plenty of people who are passionate about hunting.


Top 10 Hunter-Friendly States in the U.S.

Yep, hunting is still a big deal in America. But which states rank among the top 10? No need to guess – we’ve already done all the research, and we share our findings in this informative infographic. You may be surprised by which states didn’t make the list! Here are just a few excerpts for you:


#9 West Virginia

West Virginia shows up at #9, with 12% of its population being registered hunters. The many hills, streams, and rolling forests of the Mountain State make for fertile hunting grounds. Deer are so plentiful that the state has even incorporated urban deer hunts.


#6 Alaska

You’re probably not shocked to see Alaska make the list; if anything, you may have thought it would rank higher. Still, a healthy 14.6% of the population hunts (officially), and many say that the Last Frontier is the extreme hunting capital of the world.


#3 Wyoming

If you’re a hunter, there’s lots to like about Wyoming. Big game opportunities abound, and 50% of the state’s acreage is open to public hunting. Nearly 22% of Cowboy State residents hold hunting licenses, and over half are gun owners.


Curious to see who sits at the top of the list? Ready to learn more about the other states in the top 10? Then check out the complete infographic about the most hunter-friendly U.S. states, presented by your friends at Carport Central!

Top Five Strongest Metals and Their Properties


Metals are so strong due to the forces of attraction which hold metal ions together.  Metallic bonds are the strongest type of atomic bonds.

Here’s a list of five of the strongest metals in the world:

Iron ore is one of the most abundant elements on Earth.  It is known for its dense nature (responsible for its high melting and boiling points) and its magnetic and conductive properties.


Titanium has the highest tensile strength-to-density ratio of any naturally-occurring metal (it’s really strong!), but it scores lower on the hardness scale than steel.  Titanium alloys are strong and lightweight, and are popular for use in the aerospace industry.


If you define metal strength simply by hardness, then chromium tops the list. By itself though, chromium doesn’t have great tensile strength or yield strength. Chromium is often added to alloys (like stainless steel) to make them harder.


Carbon steel is made by combining iron with carbon, making it stronger and harder.  This alloy has been in use for centuries, is highly impact resistant, and is commonly used as a building material.


Tungsten is unmatched in terms of tensile strength. It is also brittle, however, and shatters under impact.  Tungsten is often combined with other metals to make even stronger alloys.

So, what purposes do these strong metals serve?  Here are some popular applications for each:


Automobiles – Furniture – Utensils – Architecture – Construction – Weapons – Armored vehicles


Used in pigments – Coatings – Aircraft manufacturing – Military equipment


Used in chrome plating – Dye production – Tanning – Pigment production – Added to stainless steel


Infrastructure and Metal Building construction – Automobile industry – Weapons manufacturing


Added to metal alloys – Filament in light bulbs & x-ray tubes – Heating elements – Welding electrodes