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Outdoor Economics

A look at the impact of hunting, fishing, trapping and sport shooting in Canada

The Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH) and the Canadian Sporting Arms and Ammunition Association (CSAAA), with support from several other organizations and companies, commissioned the Conference Board of Canada to quantify the overall economic footprint of fishing, hunting, trapping and sport shooting in Canada.

The resulting study determined that millions of Canadians participate in these activities, they spend billions of dollars, and they make an enormous impact on Canada’s economy.

The study report, The Economic Footprint of Angling, Hunting, Trapping and Sport Shooting in Canada, describes in detail the participation, spending, and overall economic impact for these activities at both the national and provincial/territorial levels.

“Fishing, hunting, trapping and sport shooting are often relegated to simply having heritage or recreation value,” explains DeMille. “This study confirms these activities have modern relevance to millions of Canadians, enormous economic value in Canada, and should get the government recognition and investment they deserve.”

View the full report

Other resources

Learn more about the economic impact of fishing, hunting, trapping and sport shooting through the National Fishing and Hunting Collaborative — click here.

Learn more about The Conference Board of Canada — click here.