A new study estimating the economic impact of Victorian game licence holders’ hunting at $439 million annually is a true assessment of its value to the economy, Field and Game Australia says.June 10, 2014 3:08am
The report is based on survey responses from nearly 1000 hunters or association members.
‘‘The hunting community has been aware for some time that existing economic data was outdated and did not reflect the true magnitude of the hunting industry. This report helps to quantify the significant contribution hunters make to the Victorian economy,’’ Field and Game spokesman Rod Drew said.
The economic impact equated to 3480 full-time jobs, while 60 per cent of hunting expenditure occurred in regional Victoria.
Victorian Agriculture and Food Security Minister Peter Walsh said the new research was the most comprehensive survey ever of Victorian hunting, revealing economic activity was more than three times what the old data suggested.
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