Monday, July 31, 2006

Montana On $211 A Day

Rachel Ray might be able to make it on $40 a day but to your average angler that amount is mere chump change. What is an angler worth to a local economy? Quite a bit more than non anglers according to the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks.

In 2005, the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks surveyed anglers about how much money they spend pursuing their pastime, said Rob Brooks, who studies economics and other matters as the department's responsive management unit coordinator.
For in-state residents, the average spending is $40.43 per day, the survey showed. But for nonresident anglers, the average daily spending jumped to $211 per day.



Trout Underground said...

Everybody who lives near a stream or river should keep this story handy. It offers ammunition for keeping the thing wild and natural (instead of channeled and heavily stocked) that's much more persuasive than "because it's better wild."

Money talks.

Murdock said...
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Murdock said...

I have to think that there is a definate relationship between these sort of positive economic impacts and stream access.