Economic Data

How important are hunters for Washington’s economy?

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

$370 million spent annually.

  • 219,000 people hunt in Washington each year.
  • Of those hunters, 19,000 are from out of state.
  • Washington hunters spend over $163 million on trip-related expenditures.
  • Hunters in Washington spend over $156 million on hunting equipment.
  • Each hunter spends an average of $1,600 a year in Washington.
  • Hunter spending translates to nearly $211 million in salaries and wages.
  • Hunting in Washington supports 5,600 Washington jobs.
  • Hunters generate nearly $40 million in state and local taxes.

$614 million ripple effect.