Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Salazar praises big increases among America's hunters, anglers ^ | August 16, 2012 | D'Arcy Egan

Posted on 08/17/2012 5:39:47 PM PDT by SJackson

Fishing and hunting are on the upswing across America, a welcome message Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar delivering this week around the Midwest.

On Wednesday in Milwaukee, Salazar said the preliminary results of a comprehensive national survey showed an 11 percent increase in anglers and a 9 percent increase in hunters over the past five years. Nearly 38 percent of Americans participated in wildlife-related recreation in 2011, an increase of 2.6 million from a 2006 survey.

"Seeing more people fishing, hunting and getting outdoors is great news for America's economy and conservation heritage," said Salazar. "Outdoor recreation and tourism are huge economic engines for local communities and the country, so it is vital we continue to support policies and investments that help Americans get outside, learn to fish or go hunting."

Outdoors-minded people spent $145 billion on related gear, trips, licenses and land leases and ownership. It represents 1 percent of the nation's gross national product.

Six percent or 13.7 million Americans who are 16, or older, hunted in 2011, spending $34 billion. The survey tallied 33 million anglers 16 and older who spent $41.8 billion last year, an average of $1,262 per fisherman. More than 71 million watched wildlife, spending $55 billion. The surveys have been done every five years since 1955.

(Excerpt) Read more at ...

TOPICS: Local News

1 posted on 08/17/2012 5:39:52 PM PDT by SJackson
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Iowa Granny; Ladysmith; Diana in Wisconsin; JLO; sergeantdave; damncat; phantomworker; joesnuffy; ..
If you’d like to be on or off this Outdoors/Rural/wildlife/hunting/hiking/backpacking/National Parks/animals list please FR mail me. And ping me is you see articles of interest.
2 posted on 08/17/2012 5:40:31 PM PDT by SJackson (I used to eat a lot of natural foods until I learned that most people people die of natural causes)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SJackson

He says its good news for the economy which it is but its also a result of a poor economy. People are seeking any means possible of filling their freezers.

3 posted on 08/17/2012 5:45:44 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cripplecreek

True, but Salazar himself and his staff represented a foot in the aisle, NOT a facilitator!


4 posted on 08/17/2012 7:41:53 PM PDT by cracker45
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: SJackson

Salazar: People are hunting and fishing in greater numbers because they’re hungry, fool!

Fawning Marxist syncophant and serial Obama ass-kisser Salazar could endeavor to open ANWR and promote drilling on both coasts...

‘Spose gasoline prices might drop a bit and a buncha good paying jobs open up if it were announced by FUBO’s Sec of Int that drilling would commence?

But as long as the douche-bag is in DC sucking up to (and what is thy bidding, Master?) Barry Soetoro, he’s not back her in Colorado mucking things up...

Good riddance...

5 posted on 08/17/2012 7:48:32 PM PDT by elteemike (Light travels faster than sound...That's why so many people appear bright until you hear them speak!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: elteemike
People are hunting and fishing in greater numbers because they’re hungry, fool!

When you have more time than money, you stock the larder any way you can.

6 posted on 08/18/2012 1:54:33 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: SJackson
This announcement is the hunting and fishing equivalent of

You didn't build that.

7 posted on 08/18/2012 8:34:47 AM PDT by backwoods-engineer (My game is disruption. I will use lethal force --my vote-- in self-defense against Obama.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794 is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson