Economic Activity Associated with Hunting Along the Texas Gulf Coast
Charles, Joni S. J.
This report focuses on estimating the economic activity1 associated with hunting in Sabine Lake/Sabine-Neches Estuary, Galveston Bay/Trinity-San Jacinto Estuary, Matagorda Bay/Lavaca-Colorado Estuary, San Antonio Bay/Guadalupe Estuary, Aransas Bay/Mission-Aransas Estuary, Corpus Christi Bay/Nueces Estuary, Baffin Bay/Upper Laguna Madre Estuary, and South Bay/Lower Laguna Madre Estuary. Each bay/estuary area will define a separate geographic region of study comprised of one or more counties. The results show trip- and equipment-related spending of residents and non-residents on hunting in each of these regions and the impact this spending had on the economy in terms of earnings, employment and sales output. Migratory2 and resident birds, including waterfowl are assumed to be the primary targets of hunting opportunities in the regions of interest to this study.
water quality, hunting, economic activity, Texas, Gulf Coast
Charles, J. S. J. (2005). Economic activity associated with hunting along the Texas Gulf Coast (Report No. 2005-02). Texas State University-San Marcos, San Marcos, Texas.