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Economic contributions of recreational sportfishing in Alaska’s Cook Inlet

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Sportfishing in Alaska’s Cook Inlet offers unique fishing experiences from emerald colored rivers sourced by glaciers to windswept waves beyond the coast. The state welcomes recreational anglers of all kinds, some looking for a trip of a lifetime or just a run to the local river after work. In fact, anglers fished a total of 907,000 days in Alaska’s Cook Inlet region in 2017. Thus, the economic contributions of sportfishing to the economy of the Cook Inlet region is an important consideration for its natural resource managers.

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Understanding Trends in State Fishing License Sales

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The national trend in fishing participation shows an increase in license sales during recent years, but not every state has shared in this growth. Some states have grown sportfishing participation […]

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Breaking Down Excise Taxes on Firearms and Ammunition

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Two major data sources were used to determine the percentage of excise tax revenue attributable to hunting-related purchases. The first is a proprietary report produced by Southwick Associates on the […]

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New Research Shows Opportunity to Engage New Audiences in High School Fishing Clubs

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A new study, commissioned by the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF), the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society (B.A.S.S.), Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) and the Student Angler Federation (SAF) gives details […]

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Top 2018 Brands for Hunting, Shooting, and Sportfishing Equipment

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          Sportsmen and women are spending millions of dollars on hunting, recreational shooting and fishing equipment, but which brands are they buying? Southwick Associates surveyed more […]

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New Reports Provide Insights for Deer, Turkey, & Waterfowl Hunters, Bow/Archery Purchasers, and Bass Anglers

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Based on in-house proprietary research, Southwick Associates now has its 2018 reports available on the deer hunting, turkey hunting, bowhunting, bass fishing and waterfowl hunting markets. These reports are designed […]

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Personas vs. Consumer Segmentation

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Hunters, anglers and outdoor recreationalist customers are not all the same. Your business’s growth depends on understanding customers’ evolving and diverse needs, and how customers’ needs differ. Gaining these critical insights is usually accomplished […]

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Wildlife-Related Recreation in Western U.S. Provides Significant Economic Boost

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Public lands and waters provide numerous fish and wildlife-related recreational opportunities providing jobs and income for rural communities for years with minimal investment compared to other industries.  Southwick Associates recently […]

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Sportfishing’s Economic Contributions by U.S. Congressional Districts Now Available from ASA

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We all know recreational fishing has a significant economic impact on communities throughout the U.S. – but what does that really mean? A new report provides one-page infographics illustrating the […]

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Benefits of the Voluntary Public Access & Habitat Incentive Program (2016 & 2017)

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The Farm Bill pays landowners to voluntary open their lands for public recreation. As shown in this recent work conducted by Southwick Associates for the Association of Fish and Wildlife […]

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