While it comes as no surprise to local residents in the state, a report issued by the Outdoor Industry Association has published a report stating just how much of an impact hunting, fishing, and other outdoor activities have on the economy. According to the Rapid City Journal, the report states that outdoor activities bring in $4.7 billion each year and influence nearly 48,000 jobs directly in South Dakota. The total amount represents everything from gear and licenses to hotel rooms and restaurant visits.
To read up on past and current news articles related to the outdoors activities in the region, click on this Black Hills Knowledge Network online news archive link.
For more information on some outdoor activities in the Black Hills, check out this Black Hills Knowledge Network Issue Hub webpage.