I ran across an interesting statistic as per the "wild game" taken in the first full year of war for the USA. The U.S Fish and Wildlife department, in 1942 recorded that 255,404,055 POUNDS of wild game was taken and processed (not counting fish). This of course doesn’t count any that was taken illegally (poached). It reported that in 1942-43 there were 20,000,000 licensed hunters and freshwater fishermen. See: Popular Mechanics - Google Books pp. 72-77 and continued on p.150. The title of the article is; Free Meat-come and get it!