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Economic Impact of Waterfowl Hunting in Nebraska
In 2020, 34,000 waterfowl hunters in Nebraska spent 480,000 days pursuing the waterfowl of their choice.
The state of Nebraska had 34,000 waterfowl hunters, 16 years old or older, in 2020. These 34,000 participants who enjoy hunting waterfowl in Nebraska are responsible for the state's ranking of 13th in the nation in participation. Waterfowl hunters in Nebraska spent $17 million on waterfowl hunting trips and equipment, which includes but is not limited to food, lodging, transportation, firearms and ammunition, fees, hunting dogs and related expenses. Nebraska waterfowl hunters also spent $1.86 in state taxes and $1.89 million in federal taxes. These hunters also helped support 441 jobs that are waterfowl hunting related with $9.6 million in salaries and wages. All this hunting and spending creates a ripple effect of $24.4 million dollars.
Nationwide, there were 1,306,000 waterfowl hunters in 2020. These hunters spent a total of $900 million in trip expenditures and equipment expenditures. There were 27,618 jobs related to waterfowl hunting nationwide with a total of salaries and wages of $885 million. Waterfowl hunters in the United States are also responsible for paying $154 million in state taxes throughout the nation and $193 million in federal taxes throughout the nation.
Waterfowl hunting in the United States is growing each year. This is also true for the state of Nebraska and is good news because if the number of participants grows, the amount of money that is spent on the sport also grows. The statistics in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's 2020 Economic Impact of Waterfowl Hunting report clearly shows that this trend is continuing. So, to answer the question "What kind of an economic impact does this group of people have on the nation's economy and on the economy of Nebraska" is pretty easy when it is printed in black and white. There is a positive impact on the economy of Nebraska thanks to waterfowl hunting