The prototype statistics measured the impact of outdoor activities such as boating, fishing, hunting, camping, hiking, etc. Outdoor activities were broken down into three categories: conventional core activities (including hiking, boating and hunting); other core activities (outdoor festivals and agritourism); and supporting activities (including construction and travel).
In the conventional core activity category, motorized vehicles accounted for the lion’s share of the gross output at $59.4 billion. Hunting, shooting and trapping accounted for $15.4 billion with hunting accounting for over 60% of the total.
The BEA is inviting public comments and feedback on the preliminary statistics. You can email comments to OutdoorRecreation@bea.gov