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I guess Im going to take the plunge & do a blog.|
I ain't an interesting individual, though, so some of y'all may fall asleep reading this.
|Just some interesting sportsman's facts I ran across this AM:
Editor's Note: I must say, within all legal obligations. The statistics I found were EXACTLY THAT...FOUND! I did not compile these stats on my own. I was just doing some reading, & found these facts interesting enough that I decided to share them with those who may or may not know. Therefore, I have gave credit where credit is due by including links to the pages. I am not profiting off anything provided in this blog, nor do I have any affiliation with any of the clubs or corporations mentioned here. This is purely for others educational benefit. If you follow the links provided, you can read the full articles on their perspective webpages for yourself.
Fishing and hunting are long-standing institutions in the United States. Not only are they hobbies enjoyed by millions, fishing and hunting are important contributors to the country's massive outdoor recreation economy. Consumer spending on outdoor recreation contributes $887 billion to the U.S. economy, employs 7.6 million Americans and generates $125 billion in tax revenues. More than $63.1 billion in retail spending can be attributed to fishing and hunting, while the two industries employ nearly 483,000 Americans, with salaries and wages of more than $17.8 billion as disclosed in the Outdoor Industry Association's 2017 report The Outdoor Recreation Economy.
Fishing is the second most popular outdoor activity for American adults, trailing slightly behind running, jogging and trail running. The Outdoor Foundation's Outdoor Recreation Participation Topline Report 2017 noted 31.5 million adults 25 and older went fishing in 2016.
At the national level:
Fishing-related retail purchases exceed $35.7 billion
More than $11.8 billion is spent on fishing gear, accessories and vehicles
Over $23.9 billion is attributed to trip-related spending
287,554 American jobs are sustained by fishing, with total wages over $10 billion annually
Fishing generates more than $4.9 billion in federal, state and local taxes
And that comes from:
Next is this, from:
On September 10, The Hamilton Project released new papers and hosted a forum to explore opportunities for improving the economic prosperity and long-term sustainability of the U.S. fishing industry. Taken together, commercial and recreational fishing contributed nearly $90 billion to the U.S. economy in 2012, according to Hamilton Project data, including over 1.5 million jobs for American workers.
And finally, BASSMaster has this to say about this topic I am blogging on this AM:
It may not surprise you that 98 percent of bass anglers made some kind of fishing-related purchase in the past year. In fact, you may be wondering how the 2 percent made it an entire year without buying anything!
This finding is one of many in The Southwick Bass Fishing Report, an annual publication that helps businesses, such as manufacturers, retailers, marketers and hotels, pinpoint the buying habits of bass anglers.
Other findings include:
56 percent of anglers surveyed have an annual household income of $50,000 or more with nearly 16 percent bringing in more than $100,000 a year.
77 percent of bass anglers use artificial lures and baits.
More bass anglers (56 percent) fish from the shore, a dock or other land-based structure than from engine-powered bass and other style boats (49 percent).
NOW, what made me do this?
Well, first off, I figured you needed to know these facts, especially if you are not an outdoorsman, to see what the American outdoorsman contributes to the country's financial well being. Hunting & fishing are not just "seasonal sports" like, say...baseball or football. They go year round, from Jan 1 to Dec 31.
Secondly( & this is where I insert my own humble opinion...so, if you can agree to disagree with me, this is where the article stops for you...for the rest of us...read on): There are certain "Groups" of people who now want us to eat these so called "plant based meats"...meat that is supposed made from plants. What the Hell do they think I am??? A dumbass? I was raised on a farm as a kid...I KNOW where meat comes from. You have to KILL "little soft warm & cuddly animals" to get it. You don't grow it out of the ground. The world is so dumbed down now, they think the rest of us think like them. Whatever...
Also, if you get so many rules and regulations, like some states that I will not mention here, for sake of heading off an argument, eventually, the outdoorsman will just simply stop buying hunting & fishing gear, which is what these groups want. The reason is tri-fold. First, THEY want to be able to control what you eat. Second, you will stop killing "harmless little animals". Third, it can hurt the economy in ways that wouldn't necessarily crash the economy, but would put a dent in it, due to the BILLIONS gained in tax revenue. Revenue that is meant for infrastructure repairs, public lands & lakes maintenance, & other such benefitting things we enjoy without giving second thought to.
This is a tactic that has been around since the dawn of communism, but utilized almost perfectly in 1930s-1940s Germany: Control the food sources, you control the population!
Let me show you a couple verses from the King James Bible that tell me this is all wrong (which, BTW, is something else these "special interest groups" also hate...GOD!) :
Ahh...never mind....its too long...I will just provide the link....
Its all there.
I do know that in the New Testament, God told Peter after Peter had told God he would not go against the Jewish diet that he had been raised on...God told him : "What I have made clean, no man can call impure". Now that's not the exact words...but close enough you can find that verse for yourself.
So, IN MY OWN HUMBLE OPINION....it is biblically correct to eat whatever YOU want. The REAL secret is to eat & drink all foods & drinks IN MODERATION! YES, for those of you that are wondering, that does INCLUDE alcohol.
Thank you for taking the time to read this...now...GO OUTSIDE & GO HUNTING OR FISHING. Take a kid or grandkid with you. TEACH them how to forage for their own food, because the time is coming quickly that supermarkets will NO LONGER be an option, that is, unless you submit yourself to government control!
All comments on this topic addressed to me will be welcome, whether they are positive OR negative....BUT DO NOT comment to me with hatefully baited comments...they will find their way into my trash folder. I believe in your right to your opinion, because I am entitled to mine & if ya don't like what I say in my blog, then I don't have to like your reply.
So, if you want to get "REAL" 'woke' (the latest, stupidest saying of all time), consider thoughtfully on what you have read here today.