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‘Hunting in America’ reports spending up by 55 percent in 2011


Katie Howard and Glenn Sapir afield. Photo courtesy of NSSF

Using data from a major new report, the National Shooting Sports Foundation has sent customized news announcements to all 50 states documenting the importance of hunting activities to each state’s economy and to conservation. The report, Hunting in America: An Economic Force for Conservation, notes that U.S. hunting-related spending grew by 55 percent in 2011, adding $87 billion to the nation’s economy and supporting more than 680,000 jobs nationally. “The major growth in spending by hunters is good news for businesses throughout the country, particularly small businesses in rural areas,” said NSSF President Steve Sanetti. The report provides information on more than 40 categories, including number of hunters, retail sales, taxes and jobs.

Read “Hunting in America: An Economic Force for Conservation.”

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