Deer hunting means big bucks in Arkansas – Axios

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Bagging the economic impact of deer hunting in Arkansas is as elusive as hitting a 12-point buck.
Driving the news: It's deer season, and modern gun season begins Nov. 13.
Why it matters: Hunting and fishing are great ways to attract tourists to the state using its natural resources and beautiful scenery as bait.
By the numbers: There are nearly 222,000 hunters living in the state and more than 72,000 people who travel here to hunt. Those numbers aren't exclusive to whitetail deer hunting.
Zoom out: The National Shooting Sports Foundation, a firearm advocacy group, estimated deer hunting in the U.S. alone to be a $15.7 billion industry.
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