$38.46 average spent on overall food expenses (80 responses)
$58.16 average spent on overall lodging (62 responses)
$140.00 average spent on overall equipment (34 responses)
$25.09 average spent on overall gas (79 responses)
$258.11 average spent overall x 63.75 responses on average = $16,454.51 of just those who responded.
$29.34 average spent on local food (69 responses)
$49.86 average spent on local lodging (56 responses)
$27.00 average spent on local equipment (26 responses)
$16.12 average spent on local gas (51 responses)
$122.32 average spent locally x 50.5 responses on average = $6,177.16 of just those who responded.
3.4 average size of group
32% hunted in the last 12 months 68% had not hunted in the last 12 months
48% had fished in the last 12 months 52% had not fished in the last 12 months
40% heard about the tour via newspaper
26% from a friend/family member
7% from television
7% from KDFWR publication
5% from magazine article
4% from KDFWR website
1% from radio
Pennsylvania and Elk (comparison to Kentucky)
Between 1998 and 2001, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation funded a study by Penn State University to determine the economic impact of the Pennsylvania elk. The study was called: Economic Impact of Pennsylvania's Elk Herd: Analysis of the Demographic, Pursuits & Expenditures of a Recreational Audience. Pennsylvania has a herd of about 500 elk. Currently, Kentucky's elk herd is 11 times larger than Pennsylvania's, numbering around 5,500.