Becky Alery, Minneapolis, Published January 16 2014
Letter: Hunting works for North DakotaAs the new state coordinator for Hunting Works for North Dakota, it has been a pleasure to spend time getting to know our partners and supporters this past year. The natural beauty of North Dakota and the hospitality of its residents has made my work on behalf of hunting and the shooting sports a real joy.
While hunting is an integral part of the state’s heritage, it is also a key component of its economy. The average North Dakota hunter spends $1,800 a year on hunting and more than 80,000 people hunt in North Dakota each year. Those numbers add up quickly, resulting in a $199 million ripple effect on the state economy. The impact can be even greater in small towns that depend on tourism and hunter dollars.
Thank you to every hunter who supported Hunting Works for North Dakota in 2013. I look forward to meeting more hunters and shooters in 2014 as we continue working to share the importance of hunting to the economy of North Dakota.