Economic Data

How important are hunters for Maine’s economy?

Hunting specifically supports thousands of jobs, both rural and urban, across the state of Maine, and our goal is to provide a unified voice for all of these stakeholders. Hunting Works For Maine will monitor public policy decisions and weigh in on hunting-related issues that impact Maine jobs.

$213 million spent annually.

  • 181,000 people hunt in Maine each year.
  • Of those hunters, 40,000 are from out of state.
  • Maine hunters spend $102 million on trip-related expenditures.
  • Hunters in Maine spend over $60 million on hunting equipment. Each hunter spends an average of $1,100 a year in Maine.
  • Hunter spending translates to nearly $120 million in salaries and wages.
  • Hunting in Maine supports nearly 4,000 Maine jobs.
  • Hunters generate $28 million in state and local taxes.

$363 million ripple effect.