How important are hunters for South Dakota’s economy?
Hunting specifically supports thousands of jobs, both rural and urban, across the state of South Dakota, and our goal is to provide a unified voice for all of these stakeholders. Hunting Works For South Dakota will monitor public policy decisions and weigh in on hunting-related issues that impact South Dakota jobs.
$723 million spent annually.
- 270,000 people hunt in South Dakota each year.
- Of those hunters, 144,000 are from out of state.
- South Dakota hunters spend $338 million on trip-related expenditures.
- Hunters in South Dakota spend over $115 million on hunting equipment.
- Each hunter spends an average of $2,200 a year in South Dakota.
- Hunter spending translates to $302 million in salaries and wages.
- Hunting in South Dakota supports over 11,000 South Dakota jobs.
- Hunters generate $62 million in state and local taxes.
$972 million ripple effect.