Hunting, fishing pump $9 billion into Florida economy

By Lee Williams, Herald-Tribune, September 26, 2013

Lee’s Note: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service commissions a national study every five years to determine the economic impact of hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission released Florida-specific information from the survey.

The state numbers are impressive – $9 billion worth of impressive.

National Survey Shows Engaging in Wildlife-Dependent Recreation, Hunting, Fishing and Observing Wildlife Provides Economic Benefits

In advance of National Hunting and Fishing Day on September 28, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is proud to join with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Serve (the Service) in highlighting results from the 2011 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation.

The Florida state report, part of the 2011 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation, measures public participation in hunting, fishing, wildlife viewing and other wildlife-dependent recreation, as well as how much money is spent pursuing these activities.  It is now available online at: www.fws.gov/southeast/florida/economicimpact-fl.html.

To read the full story visit http://thegunwriter.blogs.heraldtribune.com/14278/survey-hunters-fishermen-pump-9-million-into-florida-economy/.


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