Trout fishing generates $952 million for Driftless Area economies

Driftless Area

A new study finds trout fishing has a $952 million a year in the Driftless Area of Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa, supporting thousands of jobs and boosting local economies in places like Viroqua that have embraced the tourist trade.

That includes nearly $409 million spent by those who travel just to catch trout in the 24,000-square-mile region marked by rugged bluffs and deep valleys, according to the study commissioned by Trout Unlimited from University of Wisconsin-La Crosse economics professor Donna Anderson.

LINK (via: The La Crosse Tribune)

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