Latest Updates on Hunt The West
Idaho Estimates Negative Economic Impact of Wolves at $15 Million+
March 4, 2008.
Idaho's Fish and Game department recently released a report that attempted to provide a rough estimate of the economic impact of the state's wolf popluation.
Statewide, Idaho could be losing between $15 million and $24 million annually in hunting-related revenue due to wolves' killing deer and elk, the report suggests.
Summary of the analysis from the Idaho Mountain Express:
The report said hunters are less likely to hunt if they don't think game is available, and assigns a value of $127.40 for each day a hunter spends pursuing game....
The report estimates there could be more than 180,000 hunter days lost because of wolves, adding up to as much as $24 million. The report puts the low end of lost hunter days at 120,000, adding up to about $15 million.
Complete story from the Idaho Mountain Express.
More Updates from Hunt The West ...
Don't want to miss the latest updates?
Sign-up for a free subscription and we'll bring the news to you ...