I recently read a great story in your paper about deer season (Deer season means big bucks, Nov. 17). I want to thank you for publishing a story about the impact that hunting has on your local businesses. As you know, hunting is big deal, not only in Southeast Missouri, but across our state.
With 2012 wrapped up, the first year of Hunting Works for Missouri is officially in the books. The initiative, which exists to shed light on the positive economic impact hunters have on the economy of our state, has been a success.
Hunting season will be here before we know it, and a lot of Missourians are going to start planning their hunting trips soon, if they haven’t started already.
Missouri hunters and hunting serve a giant role in Missouri’s economy, a fact in which every Missourian needs to be exposed to.
A partnership of hunting interests has embarked on an initiative to promote and protect its contribution to economic development. United as Hunting Works for Missouri, the partnership includes the state and local chambers of commerce, sporting groups and retailers.
The message of Show-Me State sportsmen, retailers and business leaders is now being heard through the voice of a
new organization and that message is Hunting Works for Missouri.
Shannon Peisert has seen first-hand the impact hunting has had on Missouri’s economy. When her family opened Rogers Sporting Goods in Liberty in 1980, the store covered 1,500 square feet and catered primarily to fishermen.
A new campaign called “Hunting Works for Missouri” was recently launched to help educate the general public about the positive economic impact hunting has on the state of Missouri.
Small business owners, sporting organization members, retailers and leaders in local and regional chambers of commerce descended on Springfield today to announce a new partnership to promote the economic impact of hunting.
Hunting Works for Missouri advocates for public policy that supports jobs and economic prosperity. Dan Mehan is president and CEO of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry…