District scores high in wildlife recreation

Published January 1, 1998  | January 1998 issue

District states rank high in spending and participation in hunting, fishing and wildlife watching. Only Alaska and Wyoming scored higher than Wisconsin in per capita spending, and only Alaska topped Montana in the percent of population involved with wildlife activities for 1996.

Together, Americans spent over $100 billion in 1996 on trip and equipment expenses for wildlife recreation.

chart showing spending on wildlife recreation

chart showing participation in wildlife recreation

Source: U.S. Census Bureau