2/3 of Wyoming residents say they participate in outdoor recreation; That’s way above the national average

A telephone survey provided by the University of Wyoming in October, provided some pretty overwhelming data when it comes to outdoor recreation numbers in Wyoming.

Roughly 2/3 of participants, of the approximately 600 that took part in the telephone survey, said they participate in some kind of outdoor recreation. That’s more than double the national average.

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Over half of the participants in the survey said the hunted, fished, camped, and hiked. Nearly half said they like to bird watch or go wildlife viewing. Roughly 1/3 of Wyomingites say they use off-road vehicles or snowmobiles. 1/5 of participants said they go mountain biking.

The only time in the study Wyoming did not exceed the national average, was in the “boating” category, in which Wyoming’s answer of 30% tied the national average.

Here’s how the survey results broke down in Wyoming compared to the national average by state:

Hunters: 54% Wyoming – 19% National Average

Anglers: 54% Wyoming – 23% National Average 

Camping: 60% Wyoming – 42% National Average 

Hiking: 58% Wyoming – 49% National Average 

Bird watching/wildlife viewing: 48% Wyoming – 30% National Average 

Riding off-road vehicles or snowmobiles: 34% Wyoming – 15% National Average

Boating: 30% Wyoming – 30% National Average

Mountain Biking: 20% Wyoming – 12% National Average

The survey was conducted by the University of Wyoming between October 9th-13th, 2018. Participants answered questions via cell phone and landline.

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