2013 was a strange year for hunters, a mixture of positivity and negativity. Between the government shutdown and financial troubles, many hunters didn’t know whether they were coming or going. However, hunting in 2013 wasn’t all that negative; there were a lot of good things that happened, especially in Pennsylvania, one of which is the “Hunting Works for Pennsylvania” marketing campaign, courtesy of the National Shooting Sports Foundation.
“Hunting Works” is a marketing campaign that sheds light on the important economic benefits that hunting has on the state of Pennsylvania. Not surprisingly, the economic benefits are huge. As per this article, courtesy of Articles.mcall.com, Rob Sexton, Pennsylvania’s coordinator of communications and membership for the National Shooting Sports Foundation said, “Hunting supports 16,000 jobs in Pennsylvania alone. Our studies show that the entire economic impact, including the multipliers which includes money spent to employ others, is roughly a $1.6 billion annual impact on the state.”
Many state residents are still in the dark when it comes to just how much income is generated from hunting, which is why the “Hunting Works for Pennsylvania” was started. That almost $2 billion generated from hunting packs more of a punch for the state than even its storied sports franchises. Did you know that? Presently, “Hunting Works” has 118 members in over 40 counties across the state. The goal is a “simple” one for 2014: educate more Pennsylvanians on the importance of hunting in terms of the state economy, all while increasing member size.
At Tioga Boar Hunting, we have weathered the storm that was 2013, and are excited for the possibilities of 2014. With campaigns like “Hunting Works for Pennsylvania,” we can look forward to a big year for Pennsylvania hunters.