Elk NetworkHunting, Fishing Fuel Wyoming's Economy

General | March 13, 2018

A new analysis from the University of Wyoming shows hunting, fishing and wildlife viewing activities made a significant impact on the state’s economy in 2016. Data show that hunters, anglers and wildlife watchers spent an estimated $788 million in Wyoming, with the total economic importance up to $1 billion in business activity.

“Hunting, fishing and wildlife watching are all good economic drivers for the state. It’s a significant amount and is very impactful on the people of Wyoming,” David ‘Tex’ Taylor said, University of Wyoming professor in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, and lead on the analysis.

Find more information here about the new Wyoming data.

Go here to see to see a series of infographics that show the impact hunting and fishing has on each and every state in America.

(Photo source: Wyoming Game and Fish Department)