The number of people who enjoy observing, photographing, and learning about wildlife is growing steadily and has surpassed the number of hunters and revenues generated by them.
In the most recent survey, the preliminary “2016 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation,” showed a nationwide decline in hunters from 13.7 million (2006) to 11.5 million. Hunters spent 25.6 billion. The state reports are not available at this time (March, 2018). In this preliminary report Wildlife watching participants numbered a staggering 86 million, far surpassing the number of hunter in the United States. The wildlife watchers spent 75.9 billion, which is 3 times the amount hunters spent.
Once the final report is released, APLNJ will publish the New Jersey data.
Join us for 1) better representation for all New Jersey citizens who have a vested interest in wildlife issues, 2) modernization of the NJ Fish and Game Council, 3) the formation of a Wildlife Council and 4) promoting legislation that preserves wildlife and their habitat, and nurtures a peaceful and non-violent approach to wildlife management objectives.
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