Magazine article Parks & Recreation

Wildlife-Related Recreation

Magazine article Parks & Recreation

Wildlife-Related Recreation

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* 90.1 MILLION: The number of Americans 16 years of age and older who participated in wildlife-related recreation (hunting, fishing, wildlife-watching, etc.) in 2011 (38 percent of all Americans).

* 22 MILLION: The number of 6- to 15-year-olds who fished, hunted, or watched wildlife in 2011.

* 2.6 MILLION: The total increase in participants 16 years of age and older who engaged in wildlife-related recreation between 2006 and 2011.

* $145 BILLION: The amount spent in 2011 by hunters, anglers, and wildlife watchers on related gear, trips, and other purchases such as licenses, tags, and land leasing or ownership.

* 1: The percentage of the gross domestic product attributed to wildlife-related recreation.

* $1,261: The average expenditure per angler on fishing-related expenses in 2011.

* $2,484: The average expenditure per hunter on hunting-related expenses in 2011.

* 28: The number of states that reported increases in the number of wildlife-related recreation participants from 2006 to 2011. …

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