Hunters are a valuable asset to a region’s economy.
But what about their jobs?
The new hunter jobs, according to an industry group, could be worth tens of millions of dollars.
That’s the result of a new study by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), and it’s a major win for the industry.
While the industry doesn’t expect the hunt to be a driver of jobs, it does want to see it move towards an economy that includes hunting as a vital component.
“We know that hunting has been the backbone of the economic health of rural America for generations,” said John Rochon, CEO of the NSSF.
“But hunting and related industries like fishing, ranching, and timber are not the only economic drivers that are important to rural communities.”
The NSSIF has worked for years to understand how hunting and fishing could contribute to rural economies and, ultimately, their survival.
In addition to the jobs, the study found that rural communities could reap the benefits of economic growth from expanding their population through the hunting and fish industries.
Hunting jobs The study found there were 2.4 million hunting jobs across the country, representing about 6 percent of the total jobs in the United States.
Of those jobs, 1.7 million are in the U.S. The hunting and fishery industries are a diverse group of businesses that provide jobs to hunters and fishers.
There are over 300 hunting and seafood businesses in the country and they represent about 6.5 percent of total jobs.
But the NSPF says that a large portion of these jobs are also held by the non-hunting fishing industry.
“Many of these industries are still struggling,” said Chris Kostor, vice president of research at the NspF.
“[They] have a lot of challenges, and they’re still struggling with the transition from the hunting era to the fishing era.”
There are two main types of hunting jobs, he said.
The first type of hunting is a job where hunters take a boat or helicopter and hunt for game.
The second type of hunter jobs is where people work for companies like Cargill or Amalgamated Meatpacking, which process the meat of wild game.
“This is where most of the jobs that we’re looking at are,” said Kosto, who also served as a U.N. Environment Program coordinator during the Clinton administration.
“The fishing industry has seen a big spike in employment since 2000, but hunting is the biggest, as far as we know.”
For example, while the U-Haul and FedEx jobs are important for the industries, Kostein said, the jobs for hunting have been growing steadily in recent years.
“If you’re looking for a job that’s very, very lucrative, you’re going to look for hunting jobs,” he said, adding that the industry could be making inroads into the U.-Haul, FedEx, and Cargil jobs.
There’s some good news for the hunters, though.
The study finds that hunters and fishermen can earn more than $300,000 in a year, which could help fuel economic growth for the rural areas where they’re located.
“You don’t need a college degree to get a job in the hunting industry,” said Tom Stoll, senior vice president and general counsel of the Hunting Industry Association of America (HIAA).
“The economy has developed a huge base for hunting.”
For the hunters who are employed by the hunting companies, they’re also getting a steady income.
“I get to see my paycheck go into the bank, so that’s a big part of my compensation,” said Brandon Kuczynski, a fisherman who has worked in the industry for 16 years.
In fact, Kuczzynski said, he makes about $200,000 a year.
“It’s nice to see our economy grow, but it’s also a good way to support our families,” Kuczon said.
In rural areas, hunting has become a key economic driver.
According to the NSpF, the number of hunting and fisheries jobs is growing at a steady pace.
In 2010, there were more than 9,000 hunting and fished jobs across America, according the National Agricultural Statistics Service.
But that number grew to almost 10,000 jobs in 2016.
The number of hunters has also grown steadily over the past decade, according for the NSF.
In 2013, hunters accounted for almost 16 percent of all jobs in rural America.
But by 2016, hunting accounted for just 3 percent of jobs.
While hunters and fishers may not have a steady paycheck, they have a job.
Kucziksy said hunting provides him with a stable income, and he has the opportunity to contribute to his community through the fishing industry, too.
“Hunting is the backbone that’s keeping us afloat, and I’m proud of that,” Kuchynski said.
“That’s the way it should be.
You can’t do it without that. ” I think