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Economic Data

How important are hunters for Michigan’s economy?

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

$2.3 billion spent annually.

  • 529,000 people hunt in Michigan each year.
  • Of those hunters, 28,000 are from out of state.
  • Michigan hunters spend $271 million on trip-related expenditures.
  • Hunters in Michigan spend over $1.3 billion on hunting equipment. Each hunter spends an average of $4,400 a year in Michigan.
  • Hunter spending translates to nearly $1.2 billion in salaries and wages.
  • Hunting in Michigan supports over 34,400 Michigan jobs.
  • Hunters pay $289 million in state and local taxes.

$3.9 billion ripple effect.