Cast and Blast Economics

Hunting, fishing, and wildlife-watching visits to the 246 million acres of land overseen by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) across the West support 26,500 jobs and generate more than $3 billion for the U.S. economy, according to a new study focused entirely on the economic contribution of wildlife-related recreation trips to these landscapes.

Quantifying the Economic Contributions of Wildlife-Related Recreation on BLM Lands” was conducted by the independent firm Southwick Associates and released by a consortium that includes The Pew Charitable Trusts, Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, Wildlife Management Institute, Trout Unlimited, Archery Trade Association, and American Fly Fishing Trade Association.

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