101.6 Million Americans Participated in Hunting, Fishing & Wildlife ActivitiesLeave a Comment
- gains in wildlife watching—particularly around the home—and fishing, with moderate declines in the number of hunters nationallyp
- participants spent $156 billion—the most in the last 25 years, adjusted for inflation
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Survey Preliminary Findings Show Importance of Increasing Access to Public Lands
September 7, 2017 read full press release here
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Interior announced a new report by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that shows that 101.6 million Americans—40 percent of the U.S. population 16 years old and older—participated in wildlife-related activities in 2016, such as hunting, fishing and wildlife-watching.
The survey illustrates gains in wildlife watching—particularly around the home—and fishing, with moderate declines in the number of hunters nationally. The findings reflect a continued interest in engaging in the outdoors. These activities are drivers behind an economic powerhouse, where participants spent $156 billion—the most in the last 25 years, adjusted for inflation…