Hunting & Fishing Impact - ND

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This is a busy week for deer hunters in North Dakota and Minnesota…and a recent NDSU survey shows that hunters and anglers still pack a pretty good economic punch.

According to the survey released earlier this year, hunting and fishing contributed $2.1 billion to the state’s economy during the 2017-18 season.

During that time, hunters and anglers spent more than $974 million dollars on equipment, vehicles, boats, travel, lodging, food and other items – not counting purchases of licenses. That’s an increase of 38 percent from the last survey in 2011-2012.

Anglers spent $787 million dollars, while hunters spent $186 million.

The typical resident hunter was 49 years old…hunted 7 days a year in North Dakota…lived in a community of more than 2,500…and had a gross household income of more than $150,000.

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