Florida squeezes more than three times the revenue from angling than from oranges ($4.4 billion vs. $1.2 billion).
Every five years in conjunction with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Survey on hunters and anglers, CSF produces a report on the economic impact hunters and anglers have on the economy. This information is vital in helping policy makers, media and the public better understand the impact hunting and fishing activities have on the national and local economy as well as their size as a constituency.
2006 Economic Impact Report — FloridaClick Here
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Recently, Virginia has proposed legislation that would make the punishment for poaching, in their state, a 1-5 year prison sentence through HB-449. Poaching undermines the social acceptance of hunters, jobs, recreation, local and state economies, and conservation efforts. How should poachers be punished?Vote Here
- By sentencing them to jail time. (33.33%)
- By giving them a cash fine. (18.18%)
- By banning their hunting and fishing privileges and their ability to buy the necessary licenses. (12.12%)
- By putting them on a probation period. (0.00%)
- There should be some discretion in the penalties depending on the motivations for the poaching incident. (36.36%)