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Outdoor recreation is an economic driver in Arizona:
■ Fishing and hunting recreation make up a large part of our state’s economic engine, generating $2.4 billion each year in economic benefits.
■ Wildlife-watching contributes $1.4 billion to the state’s economy, including $863 million in retail sales… more than the combined national total of baseball,softball and tennis equipment.
■ Wildlife-related recreation activities help support more than 21,000 jobs in Arizona and create salaries and wages totaling more than $464 million for Arizona residents.
Arizonans support wildlife:
■ More than 2.1 million Arizona citizens participate in wildlife-related outdoor recreation.
■ One in every five Arizona residents participates in some form of wildlife watching activity.
■ In 2013, there were more wildlife recreation participants in Arizona than the combined populations of Alaska, North Dakota and Vermont.
■ Voters passed by an almost 2-to-1 vote the 1990 Heritage Initiative, which helps protect Arizona’s wildlife species and habitats.