Economic Data

How important are hunters for Ohio’s economy?

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

$854 million spent annually.

  • 553,000 people hunt in Ohio each year.
  • Of those hunters, 37,000 are from out of state.
  • Ohio¬†hunters spend $321 million on trip-related expenditures.
  • Hunters in Ohio spend $274 million on hunting equipment.
  • Each hunter spends an average of $1,400 a year in Ohio.
  • Hunter spending translates to $490 million in salaries and wages.
  • Hunting in Ohio supports over 20,000 Ohio jobs.
  • Hunters generate $97 million in state and local taxes.

$1.4 billion ripple effect.