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ECONOMIC IMPACT OF WATERFOWL HUNTING IN THE UNITED STATES

Addendum to the National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation

Erin Carver

“Every year millions of sportspersons take to the field to hunt. Among them are waterfowl hunters who pursue ducks and geese in the nation’s flyways. Waterfowl hunters have an important economic impact on local, state and national economies.”

Waterfowl Hunting 2011 Economic Impact of Waterfowl Hunting in the United States, 2011

“…Waterfowl hunting expenditures in 2011 created 27,348 jobs and $956 million in employment income.”

Waterfowl Hunting 2006 Economic Impact of Waterfowl Hunting in the United States, 2006

“The trip expenditures of $494 million by waterfowl hunters generated $1.2 billion in total output while equipment expenditures of $406 million generated $1.1 billion in total output in the United States.”

Waterfowl Hunting 2001 Economic Impact of Waterfowl Hunting in the United States, 2001

“In 2001, over $129.5 million in State tax revenue and $201.8 million in Federal tax revenue were generated.”