Roadless Warriors: Study shows that sportsmen spend 2.9 billion in six Western state

As Western states consider asking the Bush administration to protect roadless areas on federal lands, they've been compiling some figures to back up the position. According to a new study, sportsmen spend more than 2.9 billion pursuing their passions in six Western States. Their total economic impact, according to the Sonoran Institute and the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership of Missoula, Montana, is $70 billion. Said a spokesman to the Associated Press: "If hunters and anglers comprised a corporation, they'd be in the top 3 percent of the Fortune 500 list."
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