Annual spending by Illinois sportsmen and women is more than one and a half times the combined revenues of the Chicago Bears, Bulls, Cubs and White Sox ($1.2 billion vs. 728 million).
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 — Illinois