Economic Data

How important are hunters for Oregon’s economy?

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

$248 million spent annually.

  • 196,000 people hunt in Oregon each year.
  • Of those hunters, 15,000 are from out of state.
  • Oregon hunters spend $83 million on trip-related expenditures.
  • Hunters in Oregon spend $134 million on hunting equipment.
  • Each hunter spends an average of $1,200 a year in Oregon.
  • Hunter spending translates to $132 million in salaries and wages.
  • Hunting in Oregon supports 3,700 Oregon jobs.
  • Hunters generate $27 million in state and local taxes.

$421 million ripple effect.