The Economic Value of Hunting

Did you know that around 47 million Americans each year head into the field for fishing or hunting? Hunting is among one of the most debatable topics. A lot of questions have been raised if one should be hunting or not. If you are a hunter and go to fields for hunting because of your hobby or traditions, you should know that you are playing a major role in the economy of the nation as well. The money that someone involved in hunting spends in pursuit of the passion for hunting is actually supporting a lot of sectors.

The economic benefits of angling and hunting might be negligible in the urban area, however, if you go towards the rural area, you will see that money small businesses make during hunting season in rural areas actually help them in keeping their businesses operational for the coming year even when the hunting business goes slow. Not just that, sportsmen also bring into being hundreds of millions of dollars every year through excise taxes and fees, which they further use for habitat conservation, wildlife management, and public access.

Reports have also stated that nearly 40% of the U.S. population spends around 150 billion dollars each year on equipment, licenses, and fees to enjoy the wildlife. These sizeable investments play a major role in running small-scale businesses and managing wildlife resources. Not just that, this is also contributing to giving jobs to millions of Americans.

How Does Hunting Support Jobs?

Anglers and hunters invest tens of billions of dollars each year on the following services:

  • Food
  • Equipment
  • Hunting related goods and services

These investments support the following sectors and thus the nation’s economy:

  • Gas stations
  • Coffee shops
  • Fire-arms manufacturers
  • Boat manufacturers
  • Equipment manufacturers

These expenditures thus directly support millions of jobs in all the corners of the country and further ripple through the nation’s economy to the tune of 200 billion dollars every year.

Hunting Funds Nationwide Conservation

Anglers and hunters of the U.S. are also in a way providing funding for habitat conservation, recreational access, and wildlife management. Decades age an agreement was done as per which sportsmen agreed to pay excise taxes to the federal on ammunition, archery equipment, firearms, fishing rods and tackles, and motorboat fuel with the intent to fund the fisheries and wildlife restoration. Along with these taxes, license and other fees are paid by the sportsmen which account for the majority of state wildlife and fish agency budgets. These payments received by sportsmen not just support angling and hunting, rather, they provide invaluable benefits to millions of other Americans whose intent is the activities like the recreation of outdoors, visiting public lands, and watching wildlife, which are directly not funding the conservation.

Squaw Mountain Ranch

Squaw Mountain Ranch is in this business of hunting for a long and has helped beginning and experienced hunters in following their passions of hunting whilst contributing to the nation’s economic value which has benefitted millions of Americans in a lot of ways. Contact us today to get started with an exotic hunt!