An Economic Impact Analysis of South Texas Landowner Hunting Operation Expenses EL Dodd, FC Bryant, LA Brennan, C Gilliland Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management, 2013

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An Economic Impact Analysis of South Texas Landowner Hunting Operation Expenses EL Dodd, FC Bryant, LA Brennan, C Gilliland Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management, 2013
... Hunting is an important source of economic activity for rural South Texas. However, little is known about the economic impacts associated with landowner expenses. Questionnaires were mailed to landowners across the South Texas region to collect expense data related to managing hunting operations...The software IMPLAN was used to calculate the economic impact data. With a mean expense per hectare of $168.75, total expenditures for the region were an estimated $114.4 million. Landowners who responded to our survey (n = 200) generated an estimated $166.1 million in economic Output. With a direct impact of $108.9 million, the Total Value Added to the South Texas economy was an estimated $75.7 million, which supported 1,635 jobs.


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