Economic Data

HUNTING IS PART OF MISSOURI’S CULTURE

  • 576,000 people hunt in Missouri each year.
  • 10 million days are spent hunting in Missouri.

HUNTING SUPPORTS MISSOURI’S ECONOMY

  • Hunters support over 18,000 jobs in Missouri.
  • Hunting generates $541 million in salaries and wages.
  • Yearly spending by hunters in Missouri is $985 million.
  • Missouri hunters spend an estimated $1,600 per year on trip- related expenses and gear.

HUNTING IS A KEY SOURCE OF TAX REVENUE

  • Hunters annually generate $108 million in taxes for the state of Missouri.
  • Hunters generate $126 million in federal taxes annually.

MISSOURI HUNTING: THE BOTTOM LINE

  • The total ripple effect from hunting in Missouri is $1.6 BILLION.

Statistics from:

  • 2011 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation (U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service)
  • America’s Hunting Heritage: Fueling the American Economy (The Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation)
  • Hunting in America: An Economic Force for Conservation (Southwick Associates. Produced for the National Shooting Sports Foundation in partnership with the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies)

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2014 Hunting Seasons

Geese: Light Geese Conservation Order
Feb. 1 – Apr. 30, 2014

Turkey: Spring
Apr. 21 – May 11, 2014

Coyote
May 6 – Mar. 31, 2014

Groundhog
May 12 – Dec. 15, 2014

Click here to see the complete list of Missouri hunting seasons