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.