I found it while leafing through an old issue of Birdwatching magazine - December 2012, page 11. The article, Birders by the numbers, cites “the authoritative National Survey of Fishing, Hunting and Wildlife Recreation” published every five years by Fish and Wildlife.
The main point of the article wasn’t how different states do in terms of wildlife recreation, but rather trends: travel for birding down, spending for birding up, etc.
On Nov 22, 2015, at 9:00 PM, Marv Elliott <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Thanks Maeve for the good information. Can you tell us the source? I would like to read the study and maybe others would too.
> Marv Elliott
>> On Nov 22, 2015, at 3:31 PM, Maeve Kim <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> That’s 71 million Americans interested in wildlife - not billion!! - I guess I was so excited about Vermont being Number One that I went overboard.
>> Maeve Kim
>> Jericho Center