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You may think the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is for the birds - until you check out the agency's Web site. The 1996 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation and subsequent reports provide data on everything you'd ever want to know about anglers, hunters, and wildlife watchers, including demographics, spending, and economic impact. Just the fact that there's an 87-page downloadable report on Kansas alone gives you an idea of the quantity of information on this site. Did you know that wildlife watchers spent $603.7 million on bulk wild-bird food in 1996? While the organization of the site leaves much to be desired and finding data may feel like an online hunting trip, this is one species you'll definitely want to mount on your wall.

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