posted on December 21, 2007 07:31
In Wisconsin, spending by hunters and anglers directly supports 56,600 jobs, which puts $1.4 billion worth of paychecks into pockets of working residents around the state. Of course, government coffers also benefit -- spending by sportsmen in pursuit of these outdoor activities generates $400 million in state and local taxes. These latest figures demonstrate that season after season hunters and anglers are driving the economy from big businesses to rural towns, through booms and recessions.
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