Economic Data

How important are hunters for New York’s economy?

Hunting specifically supports thousands of jobs, both rural and urban, across the state of New York, and our goal is to provide a unified voice for all of these stakeholders. Hunting Works For New York will monitor public policy decisions and weigh in on hunting-related issues that impact New York jobs.

$2.3 billion spent annually.

  • 823,000 people hunt in New York each year.
  • Of those hunters, 84,000 are from out of state.
  • New York hunters spend $810 million on trip-related expenditures.
  • Hunters in New York spend $484 million on hunting equipment.
  • Each hunter spends an average of $1,900 a year in New York.
  • Hunter spending translates to nearly $1.2 billion in salaries and wages.
  • Hunting in New York supports over 23,700 New York jobs.
  • Hunters generate $290 million in state and local taxes.

$3.6 billion ripple effect.