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August 4, 2014 / V A Nichols

Hunters confused by zone lines

League of Humane Voters - Alabama

Whenever you hear this: “Hunting in Alabama generates an annual economic impact of $1.8 billion, according to studies by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Deer are the most popular game animals in the state.” (Mr. Roney is combining hunting and fishing numbers to create an illusion of economic impact. LOHVAL)

Your reply should be this (from the same study):

  • $456 million spent in Alabama from fishing-related activities.
  • $913 million spent in Alabama on hunting-related activities.
  • $734 million spent in Alabama on wildlife-watching activities.

AND:

  • 1.1 million people 16 years and older watched wildlife in Alabama
  • 535,000 people 16 years and older hunted in Alabama
  • 683,000 people 16 years and older fished in Alabama

“71.8 million U.S. residents observed, fed, and/or photographed birds and other wildlife in 2011.”  (This is more than hunters and anglers combined.)

Don’t be confused by the hunting sympathizers / advocates, know…

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