Hunting group heads to Capitol to promote sport
March 16, 2011
Arizona hunters plan to head to the capitol this week to remind lawmakers of the historical and present-day impact of the sport on the state.
Hunting Works for Arizona will set up displays and serve breakfast on Thursday as its members try to show legislators how much the sport affects local economies. A study cited by the group says 148,000 hunters in the state spend more than $200 million on gear, lodging and supplies each year and pay $15 million in state taxes.
Co-chairman Tom Britt says hunters directly support more than 4,000 jobs in Arizona and the impact is especially important in many rural communities.