Monday, September 30, 2019

Hunting Economics

From America’s Sporting Heritage: Fueling the American Economy prepared for  the Congressional Sportsmen Foundation by Southwick Associates,

“With at least 53 million Americans participating annually in hunting, shooting, and sportfishing, a total of $93.5 billion was spent in 2016 for gear, licenses, travel, clothing, gas and more. Once spent, these expenditures had a ripple effect on our nation’s economy, supporting 1.6 million jobs and providing $72 billion in salaries and wages. These monies also generated nearly $30 billion in local, state and federal taxes, plus billions more in excise taxes dedicated to vital conservation, firearms safety and outdoor educational programs that will help ensure outdoor experiences for future generations to come.”

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