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From Lancaster Online:
Outdoors recreation in Pennsylvania is big business. A new economic study of various outdoors pursuits, including hunting and fishing, and camping finds that the pastimes generated nearly $27 billion for the state economy in 2016.
Also, outdoors recreation supported more than 390,000 jobs and $17 billion in salaries and wages, according to the research done by Southwick Associates for the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership.
About 1.3 million state residents went fishing in 2016, and 780,000 pursued hunting, according to the study. Those involved in those two sports spent nearly $1.3 billion, supported nearly 20,000 jobs and generated $800 million in local, state and federal tax revenue.
The full story is available at Lancaster Online.