North Carolina Sportsmen Spend More than $1.7 Billion a Year

By: Audrey Washington
By: Audrey Washington

Whether they’re hunting pintails at Lake Mattamuskeet, fishing for trout in a coldwater mountain stream, or tracking deer along a hardwood forest creek bottom, North Carolina sportsmen spend big bucks in pursuit of their favorite pastimes.

One million is the number of hunters and anglers living in North Carolina as estimated by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, which recently released a report that highlights the tremendous impact hunters and anglers have on the state’s economy.

According to the report, “Hunting and Fishing: Bright Stars of the American Economy – A Force as Big as All Outdoors,” North Carolina sportsmen spend $1.7 billion a year hunting and fishing, a financial figure that places them among the most prominent and influential of all demographic groups.


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