N.D. leaders stress economic impact.

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A broad-based group of more than 40 local and regional leaders representing North Dakota's outdoor and sporting industries has launched the Hunting "Works for North Dakota (HWFND) partnership. Stressing the major impact hunting has on North Dakota's economy, the organization pointed to sportsmen and -women as key drivers of in-state commerce.

"As a grassroots organization, we are going to help explain the key role that hunting plays in both the heritage and economic health of North Dakota," said Todd Jacobson, co-chairman of HWFND and owner of Sunlac Inn in Lakota.

According to the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation, each year 139,000...

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