TR 44 - Direct and Indirect Economic Effects of Hunting and Fishing in Colorado - 1981, J.R. McKean and J.C. Weber, January 1984

The purpose of this report is to provide estimates of the direct and indirect economic effects on the Colorado economy from sportsmen expenditures. Sportsmen attracted by the bountiful fish or game found in certain regions of Colorado make expenditures in the areas where they hunt or fish and in other metropolitan areas of Colorado which provide the goods and services which they desire. Sports-related businesses, in turn, require inputs from local supplying industries who in turn expand their local purchases. These secondary spending impacts constitute the indirect and induced (labor input) effects on the local economy due to sportsmen purchases.