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Study says Wisconsin gets good chunk of hunting and fishing dollars

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outdoors River Falls, 54022
River Falls Wisconsin 2815 Prairie Drive / P.O. Box 25 54022

There's big money in hunting and fishing. A new report says Wisconsin gets a good share of it.

The National Shooting Sports Foundation and the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation reports hunters and anglers spend an average of $8.6 million a day in the Badger State.

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That's $3.1 billion each year. That total includes everything from travel and lodging to license fees, guns and fishing poles.

The groups say the people who serve Wisconsin sport enthusiasts make a total of $1.4 billion in wages each year, and they pay $0.75 billion in taxes.

It's the reason communities work so hard to attract major hunting and fishing events.

Last year, Green Bay hosted the Cabela's National Team walleye fishing tournament. Officials said it brought an extra $800,000 to the local economy.

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