Fish and Wildlife Economics and Statistics


America’s Sporting Heritage Fuels Nation’s Economy

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FERNANDINA BEACH, FL. -With countless places to roam and enjoy the great outdoors, Americans are taking advantage of these opportunities, and as they go, spending significant dollars, too. New economic reports [...]Read more

The estimated effects of R3 programs on Pennsylvania’s fishing license sales

Man fishing in Pennsylvania

Like many states, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) has created promotional programs to help increase participation and licenses sales. A recent analysis undertaken by Southwick Associates evaluated the […]

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Southwick’s AnglerSurvey and HunterSurvey consumer monitoring panels

The and and gather the preferences, purchasing and activities of Anglers, Hunters and Shooters across the U.S. Here are examples of the different types of information we […]

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Sportfishing, Hunting and Target Shooting Produce Ripple Effect on U.S. Economy

New information from the American Sportfishing Association, National Shooting Sports Foundation and the Congressional Sportsman Foundation quantify the latest economic impacts generated by sportsmen and women.  Produced by Southwick Associates, these reports will help policy makers, the business [...]Read more

U.S. Government Now Recognizes the Significance of Outdoor Recreation

Value of Outdoor Recreation

For decades, the sportfishing, shooting sports and general outdoor recreation industries had to work for attention. Gaining support for industry initiatives and priorities was a challenge, especially when competing for […]

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America’s Sporting Heritage 2018 – NEW

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America’s Sporting Heritage: Fueling the American Economy, prepared by Southwick Associates for the Congressional Sportsmen Foundation, ties the economic impacts of hunting, sportfishing, and target shooting together. With at least 53 million Americans […]

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Target Shooting in America 2018 – NEW


According to NSSF’s new report, Target Shooting in America: An Economic Force for Conservation, interest in target shooting is at an all-time high, up 28 percent since 2001. Driving much of […]

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Hunting in America 2018 – NEW

There are also at least 11.5 million hunters over the age of 15 in this country spending $27.1 billion a year on equipment and travel. Of these hunters, most (7.9 [...]Read more

Sportfishing in America 2018 – NEW

Sportfishing in America

A year-round activity, sportfishing generates significant economic output. With 49 million recreational anglers in the United States six years of age and older, nearly 1 in 7 Americans take to the water […]

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Evaluating the Influence of R3 Treatments on Fishing License Sales in Pennsylvania


The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission has implemented several different programs aimed at recruiting, reactivating, and retaining anglers (R3), with some programs dating back as far as 2008. This study was undertaken to understand how six of these angler programs might have […]

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