Economic Data

How important are hunters for Maryland’s economy?

Hunting specifically supports thousands of jobs, both rural and urban, across the state of Maryland, and our goal is to provide a unified voice for all of these stakeholders. Hunting Works For Maryland will monitor public policy decisions and weigh in on hunting-related issues that impact Maryland jobs.

$266 million spent annually.

  • 88,000 people hunt in Maryland each year.
  • Of those hunters, 19,000 are from out of state.
  • Maryland¬†hunters spend $50 million on trip-related expenditures.
  • Hunters in Maryland spend $128 million on hunting equipment.
  • Each hunter spends an average of $3,000 a year in Maryland.
  • Hunter spending translates to $128 million in salaries and wages.
  • Hunting in Maryland supports over 4,500 Maryland jobs.
  • Hunters generate $32 million in state and local taxes.

$401 million ripple effect.