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Letter: Hunting boost state’s economy

Published on April 21, 2015 under Uncategorized

As we enter hunting season in Minnesota, I am reminded of the many economic benefits hunting brings to communities across our state.

Every year, hunters visit the far-flung corners of our state to hunt for pheasant, deer, turkey and more. On the way to their preferred hunting areas, they spend money at gas stations, convenience stores, cafes and motels. In some Minnesota

communities, this spending is critical to keeping businesses in the black and open.

The average hunter in Minnesota spends about $1,500 every year. That money translates into economic vitality for our state.

The Minnesota Retailers Association has been a proud supporter of Hunting Works For Minnesota for four years now because we understand the strong economic benefits of hunting and the shooting sports.

There are lots of ideas and opinions regarding hunting, and through all of them, one thing is true: The economic activity associated with hunting has a positive impact on our local and state economies.