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October 18, 2010

Businesses, Sportsmen Unite on Hunting Economics Agenda


The impact that hunting has on the economies of our nation and every state is massive.

One state, North Dakota, thinks it’s about time everyone knows just how important that impact is.

A group of small businesses and sporting organizations from across the state today launched “Hunting Works for North Dakota,” a grassroots organization focused on communicating the roles that hunting and the shooting sports play in both the state’s heritage and economic health.

“Many people don’t understand the cause and effect relationship hunting has on North Dakota’s economy,” said Rudie Martinson, executive director of the North Dakota Hospitality Association. “Hunters directly support more jobs in North Dakota than many of the state’s biggest employers — over 3,000 jobs — and indirectly support thousands more.”

The newly formed Hunting Works for North Dakota partnership has more than 40 partner organizations and will be adding dozens more in the weeks and months to come. The effort is being supported by the National Shooting Sports Foundation.

Learn more about the organization at huntingworksfornd.com.