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Location: Texarkana, AR USA
Joined: 02/20/2003
Posts: 36
Deer huntings effect on our economy

I thought this was very interesting....

Top 5 States by annual retail sales of hunting related products......

Texas......1.7 Billion
Pennsylvania........1.1 Billion
Wisconsin........960 Million
New York............891 Million
Alabama.............799 Million
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What deer hunters spent on travel and gear.....

Food/refreshments...............1.1 Billion
Lodging..............239 Million
Planes, trains, rental cars...41 Million
Clothes/boots................247 Million
Binos/spotting scopes............79 Million
Rifles................493 Million
Muzzleloaders.................75.7 Million
Bows, arrows, archery gear..........334 Million
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Nationwide economic impact of deer hunting

Overall retail sales...........10.6 Billion
Salaries and wages............6.8 Billion
Jobs........239 Million
State income tax.............117 Million
Federal income taxes...............1.2 Billion
Sales and motor fuel tax..............410 Million

If no one hunted deer...........alot of people would be in trouble.

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Location: minnesota
Joined: 09/29/2003
Posts: 22
Deer huntings effect on our economy

Does that include all the gizmos and doodads that a hunter buys every year,including scents, scent control products,calls etc. That has to account for a pretty hefty chunk.

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Joined: 11/06/2003
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Deer huntings effect on our economy

That's crazy!

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Location: Mass.
Joined: 11/09/2003
Posts: 5
Deer huntings effect on our economy

The 239 million job figure seems high. The total population in the U.S. is about 280 million.

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