New hunting group puts sights on Utah economy

When it comes to Utah’s outdoors, hunting is king. At least in terms of dollars and cents. At least in the last two years. The economic impact of hunting in Utah surpassed that of fishing in 2011, despite the state’s anglers outnumbering hunters 2-1. Hunters also spend more than double what anglers spend on their sport annually. Since 2001, hunting throughout the West has put billions into state and local economies in taxes from outdoor sports. Wildlife managers and other Utah leaders gathered ...

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