Hunting Works for Ohio Success

NSSF in late August announced that the Hunting Works For America footprint has grown once again, with a new chapter launched in Columbus, Ohio. Hunting Works For Ohio ( joins 17 other states in the award-winning program, which brings a coalition of partners together to advocate for hunting and the shooting sports.

Hunting Works For America has consistently brought diverse stakeholders to the table when it comes to outdoors issues in all 17 states in which it has launched to date. The state organizations are frequently made up of groups that people do not always consider when thinking of hunting, such as chambers of commerce, convention and visitors bureaus, and trade associations, who then work together to educate the public and elected officials on the importance of hunting to state and local economies.

“Hunting in Ohio is a powerful economic engine that supports jobs as well as conservation,” says Chris Dolnack, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for NSSF. “Hunters spend $850 million a year in Ohio—about $320 million on trip-related expenses and $274 million on equipment.”

The program now represents more than 2,000 businesses, organizations, and associations.