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Economic Data

HUNTING IS PART OF MINNESOTA’S CULTURE

  • 477,000 people hunt in Minnesota each year.
  • 5.5 million days are spent hunting in Minnesota.

HUNTING SUPPORTS MINNESOTA’S ECONOMY

  • Hunters support over 12,400 jobs in Minnesota.
  • Hunting generates $417 million in salaries and wages.
  • Yearly spending by hunters in Minnesota is $733 million.
  • The average Minnesota hunter spends $1,500 each year.

HUNTING IS A KEY SOURCE OF TAX REVENUE

  • Hunters generate $93 million in taxes for the State of Minnesota.
  • Minnesota hunters pay $106 million in federal taxes.

MINNESOTA HUNTING: THE BOTTOM LINE

  • The total ripple effect from hunting in Minnesota is $1.3 BILLION.

Statistics from:

  • 2011 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation (U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service)
  • America’s Hunting Heritage: Fueling the American Economy (The Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation)
  • Hunting in America: An Economic Force for Conservation (Southwick Associates. Produced for the National Shooting Sports Foundation in partnership with the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies)