Data Reveals: Wildlife Watching Robust in New York
The final report of the 2011 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation has detailed information on the number of U.S. residents 16 years of age and older who fished, hunted or wildlife watched (fed, observed, or photographed wildlife) in 2011. It also provides information on their expenditures for trips, equipment, and other items.
In 2011, $9.1 billion was spent by hunters, fisherman, and non-consumptive users in New York. Of this $9.1 billion, $4.1 billion was spent by non-consumptive users alone. According to this data, people spend more money wildlife-watching in NY, than any other state!
For more information re: Wildlife Related Expenditures, please visit the Northeast Wolf Coalition.