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Making Sense of Hunter Numbers

How many hunters do we have in the U.S.? If you have an outdoor industry job that requires you to advertise, market, manufacture or sell to or for hunters, you’ve no doubt tried to answer that question.

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Top 2018 Fishing Brands

In the past few weeks we’ve summarized recently released reports about the massive economic impact of the $49.8 billion that anglers spend on gear and trips.

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Top 2018 Hunting and Shooting Brands

We’ve reported on the huge economic impacts of hunting and fishing from many different sources here over the years. It’s always interesting to see where outdoors enthusiasts are spending their money. Hunting alone contributes $185 million per day to the U.S. economy.

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Saltwater Anglers Spend Big on Their Sport

Over the past couple weeks we’ve dug into some stats on the economic impact of sportfishing in the U.S., noting that anglers spent a whopping $49.8 billion on fishing gear and trips in 2016, according to a report from the American Sportfishing Association. Following our post on how anglers in the massive freshwater sector spend their money, here’s a look into the economics of saltwater fishing.

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Freshwater Anglers Spend Big on Their Sport

It’s no surprise to anyone in the outdoors industry that spending on sportfishing makes a sizable impact on the U.S. economy. We recently summarized a report from the American Sportfishing Association that shows anglers spent $49.8 billion on fishing gear and trips in 2016. In this post, we’ll take a closer look at how freshwater anglers, the largest sector in recreational fishing spend their money, and then we’ll follow it up with a similar report on saltwater anglers’ spending.

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Spending on Sportfishing Continues Positive Upward Trend

When it comes to outdoor recreation, fishing in America is second in popularity only to jogging. With more than 49 million annual participants, fishing has a remarkable and positive impact on the economy.

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