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National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, & Wildlife-Associated Recreation (FHWAR)

The reports and microdata presented here provide information on individuals involved in fishing, hunting, and other wildlife-associated recreation, such as wildlife observation, photography, and feeding. Data include state in which these activities occurred; number of trips taken; days of participation; and expenditures for food, lodging, transportation, and equipment. The survey was conducted by the Census Bureau for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Department of the Interior. The statistical testing of the reports was conducted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

All documents are in PDF format with a filesize ≤1MB unless otherwise stated.

Codebooks

Codebooks 2001 2006 2011
Screener Documentation (FH2) FH2 FH2 FH2
Sportsperson Documentation (FH3) FH3 FH3 FH3
Wildlife Documentation (FH4) FH4 FH4 FH4
Read Me Read Me N/A Read Me

Errata

Errata PDFs contain a list of errors and corrections. The online reports have been corrected.

2011 - Errata for National Report [PDF]
2011 - Errata for 2011 FHWAR State Publications [PDF]
Appendix D - All States
AK, AL, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY

2006

2006 - Errata for National Report [PDF, 6.1 MB]

2006 - Errata for State Reports
For every state except Hawaii (which did not have sample sizes large enough to report), certain numbers reported in the printed state reports and in the online versions prior to 11/10/2010 were incorrect for Table 18 (page 36). The first ten rows ("All Hunting" and "Big Game" categories) were correct, but the amounts reported for "Small Game," "Migratory Bird," and "Other Animals" in the "Average per hunter (dollars)" column were incorrect.

2001

2001 - Errata for National Report [PDF]

2001 - Errata for 2001 FHWAR State Publications [PDF]
AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY

Data Sets

The database contains microdata of the individual responses collected by the FHWAR Survey in files intended for use in statistical packages.

Online Reports

Reports by Year
Report 1991 1996 2001 2006 2011
United States US
[<1 MB]
US
[<1 MB]
US
[3.8 MB]
US
[4 MB]
US (RV)**
[24.9 MB]
           
Quick Facts     QF
[9.4 MB]
QF
[340 KB]
QF
[4 MB]
           
Alabama AL
[8.7 MB]
AL
[<1 MB]
AL
[<1 MB]
AL
[9.8 MB]
AL (RV)*
[7 MB]
Alaska AK
[3.5 MB]
AK
[<1 MB]
AK
[1 MB]
AK
[11 MB]
AK (RV)*
[9 MB]
Arizona AZ
[3.3 MB]
AZ
[1 MB]
AZ
[1 MB]
AZ
[9.8 MB]
AZ (RV)*
[5 MB]
Arkansas AR
[3.3 MB]
AR
[<1 MB]
AR
[<1 MB]
AR
[10 MB]
AR (RV)*
[7 MB]
California CA
[3.4 MB]
CA
[1 MB]
CA
[<1 MB]
CA
[9.8 MB]
CA (RV)*
[8 MB]
Colorado CO
[3.5 MB]
CO
[<1 MB]
CO
[<1 MB]
CO
[10 MB]
CO (RV)*
[9.7 MB]
Connecticut CT
[3.5 MB]
CT
[<1 MB]
CT
[<1 MB]
CT
[9.9 MB]
CT (RV)*
[8.4 MB]
Delaware DE
[3.3 MB]
DE
[<1 MB]
DE
[<1 MB]
DE
[9.8 MB]
DE (RV)*
[6.6 MB]
Florida FL
[3.4 MB]
FL
[<1 MB]
FL
[<1 MB]
FL
[10 MB]
FL (RV)*
[8.3 MB]
Georgia GA
[3.4 MB]
GA
[<1 MB]
GA
[<1 MB]
GA
[9.9 MB]
GA (RV)*
[8.9 MB]
Hawaii HI
[3.6 MB]
HI
[<1 MB]
HI
[<1 MB]
HI
[7 MB]
HI (RV)*
[8.4 MB]
Idaho ID
[3.7 MB]
ID
[<1 MB]
ID
[<1 MB]
ID
[9.8 MB]
ID (RV)*
[9.6 MB]
Illinois IL
[3.4 MB]
IL
[<1 MB]
IL
[<1 MB]
IL
[9.8 MB]
IL (RV)*
[7.7 MB]
Indiana IN
[3.4 MB]
IN
[<1 MB]
IN
[<1 MB]
IN
[9.7 MB]
IN (RV)*
[7.9 MB]
Iowa IA
[3.3 MB]
IA
[<1 MB]
IA
[<1 MB]
IA
[10 MB]
IA (RV)*
[8.9 MB]
Kansas KS
[3.3 MB]
KS
[<1 MB]
KS
[<1 MB]
KS
[10 MB]
KS (RV)*
[9.3 MB]
Kentucky KY
[3.3 MB]
KY
[<1 MB]
KY
[<1 MB]
KY
[10 MB]
KY (RV)*
[9.4 MB]
Louisiana LA
[3.4 MB]
LA
[<1 MB]
LA
[<1 MB]
LA
[10 MB]
LA (RV)*
[9.4 MB]
Maine ME
[3.3 MB]
ME
[<1 MB]
ME
[<1 MB]
ME
[9.8 MB]
ME (RV)*
[9 MB]
Maryland MD
[3.6 MB]
MD
[<1 MB]
MD
[<1 MB]
MD
[7.2 MB]
MD (RV)*
[9 MB]
Massachusetts MA
[3.7 MB]
MA
[<1 MB]
MA
[<1 MB]
MA
[6.9 MB]
MA (RV)*
[8.2 MB]
Michigan MI
[3.6 MB]
MI
[<1 MB]
MI
[<1 MB]
MI
[6.7 MB]
MI (RV)*
[8.2 MB]
Minnesota MN
[4.4 MB]
MN
[<1 MB]
MN
[<1 MB]
MN
[6.6 MB]
MN (RV)*
[8.9 MB]
Mississippi MS
[3.7 MB]
MS
[<1 MB]
MS
[<1 MB]
MS
[6.6 MB]
MS (RV)*
[7.9 MB]
Missouri MO
[3.4 MB]
MO
[<1 MB]
MO
[<1 MB]
MO
[6.7 MB]
MO (RV)*
[8.3 MB]
Montana MT
[3.3 MB]
MT
[<1 MB]
MT
[<1 MB]
MT
[6.8 MB]
MT (RV)*
[8 MB]
Nebraska NE
[3.3 MB]
NE
[<1 MB]
NE
[<1 MB]
NE
[6.9 MB]
NE (RV)*
[8.9 MB]
Nevada NV
[3.3 MB]
NV
[<1 MB]
NV
[<1 MB]
NV
[6.6 MB]
NV (RV)*
[8.8 MB]
New Hampshire NH
[3.3 MB]
NH
[<1 MB]
NH
[<1 MB]
NH
[6.6 MB]
NH (RV)*
[9 MB]
New Jersey NJ
[3.4 MB]
NJ
[<1 MB]
NJ
[<1 MB]
NJ
[6.5 MB]
NJ (RV)*
[9 MB]
New Mexico NM
[3.3 MB]
NM
[<1 MB]
NM
[<1 MB]
NM
[6.7 MB]
NM (RV)*
[9.1 MB]
New York NY
[3.4 MB]
NY
[<1 MB]
NY
[<1 MB]
NY
[6.9 MB]
NY (RV)*
[9.1 MB]
North Carolina NC
[3.4 MB]
NC
[<1 MB]
NC
[<1 MB]
NC
[7.1 MB]
NC (RV)*
[9 MB]
North Dakota ND
[3.3 MB]
ND
[<1 MB]
ND
[<1 MB]
ND
[6.7 MB]
Not Released
Ohio OH
[3.3 MB]
OH
[<1 MB]
OH
[<1 MB]
OH
[6.6 MB]
OH (RV)*
[9 MB]
Oklahoma OK
[3.5 MB]
OK
[<1 MB]
OK
[<1 MB]
OK
[6.9 MB]
OK (RV)*
[8.9 MB]
Oregon OR
[3.3 MB]
OR
[<1 MB]
OR
[<1 MB]
OR
[6.7 MB]
OR (RV)*
[8.9 MB]
Pennsylvania PA
[3.4 MB]
PA
[<1 MB]
PA
[<1 MB]
PA
[6.7 MB]
PA (RV)*
[8.9 MB]
Rhode Island RI
[3.3 MB]
RI
[<1 MB]
RI
[<1 MB]
RI
[6.6 MB]
RI (RV)*
[9 MB]
South Carolina SC
[3.4 MB]
SC
[<1 MB]
SC
[<1 MB]
SC
[6.8 MB]
SC (RV)*
[8.2 MB]
South Dakota SD
[3.4 MB]
SD
[<1 MB]
SD
[<1 MB]
SD
[6.8 MB]
SD (RV)*
[8.9 MB]
Tennessee TN
[3.3 MB]
TN
[<1 MB]
TN
[<1 MB]
TN
[6.8 MB]
TN (RV)*
[8.2 MB]
Texas TX
[3.5 MB]
TX
[<1 MB]
TX
[<1 MB]
TX
[6.9 MB]
TX (RV)*
[9.2 MB]
Utah UT
[3.4 MB]
UT
[<1 MB]
UT
[<1 MB]
UT
[6.6 MB]
UT (RV)*
[8.9 MB]
Vermont VT
[3.3 MB]
VT
[<1 MB]
VT
[<1 MB]
VT
[6.6 MB]
VT (RV)*
[8.9 MB]
Virginia VA
[3.4 MB]
VA
[<1 MB]
VA
[<1 MB]
VA
[6.8 MB]
VA (RV)*
[8.9 MB]
Washington WA
[3.8 MB]
WA
[<1 MB]
WA
[<1 MB]
WA
[6.8 MB]
WA (RV)*
[8.9 MB]
West Virginia WV
[3.3 MB]
WV
[<1 MB]
WV
[<1 MB]
WV
[6.7 MB]
WV (RV)*
[8.9 MB]
Wisconsin WI
[3.8 MB]
WI
[<1 MB]
WI
[<1 MB]
WI
[6.8 MB]
WI (RV)*
[9.0 MB]
Wyoming WY
[3.3 MB]
WY
[<1 MB]
WY
[<1 MB]
WY
[6.8 MB]
WY (RV)*
[9.0 MB]

* Please replace Tables D-1 and D-2 with the tables included in the Appendix D errata. This errata applies to all 2011 state reports.

** Please replace Table 33 with the table included in the Errata for National Report.

Hard copies of the reports and products still available and a CD containing data used to prepare the reports can be obtained by contacting:

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
National Conservation Training Center Publication Unit
698 Conservation Way
Shepherdstown, WV 25443
304-876-7203


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