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Washington Lt. Governor’s Committee To Look At Economics Of Sport Fishing, Hunting

Monday, October 29, 2007

Thousands of Washington residents enjoy sport fishing and hunting, but what does that really mean to the state’s economy? According to a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service survey, Washington anglers in 2001 generated $854 million in spending statewide, placing the state eighth nationally. Hunters generated another $350 million in spending. All together fishers, hunters and wildlife viewers generated an astounding $2.18 billion in spending throughout the state in 2001.

Read Original at: Lt. Governor Brad Owen

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