Annual spending by Washington sportsmen and women is seven times more than the cash receipts of the state’s commercial seafood landings ($1.4 billion vs. $193 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 — WashingtonClick Here
Your opinion counts
Studies conducted at both the state and federal level have found that the number of hunters and trappers have been on a generally declining trend over the past several decades. To increase recruitment, retention, and reactivation (R3) of hunters and trappers, which initiative do you think would have the greatest impact?Vote Here
- Increase the number of states with discounted license tailored to specific groups. (4.84%)
- Increase access to public lands. (26.58%)
- Provide more information for new participants. (3.94%)
- Provide hands on opportunities to improve skills and knowledge. (14.64%)
- Engage youth through hunter and conservation programs in schools. (41.44%)
- I feel we have enough sportsmen and women and do not believe R3 programs are necessary. (8.56%)