Monday, May 05, 2008

Fishing, Hunting and Wildlife Watching

Did you know the Census Bureau conducts a survey of people who go fishing, hunting or wildlife watching in the United States? Well, every five years since 1991, in combination with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, they conduct this survey to see how often and how much money is spent.

The main site for all the National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-associated recreation contains the survey reports back to 1991 for the full US, selected reports are available back to 1996 discussing an individual state. Turns out that in 2006 2.2 million Colorado residents participated in one of these activities (see full report). I guess it helps that some days you can help but see the wildlife out your window.

A lot of this activity has taken place at various national parks? So feel free to check out the library guide on parks.

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