Wildlife tournaments watching in the Gulf Coast states attracts 11. Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi each bring in nearly $2 billion in wildlife tourism revenues. Florida has the largest wildlife tourism segment at $8 billion, while tournaments Texas is second at over $5 billion. 5 billion and hunting, $5 billion.
Wildlife watching generates $6. 3 billion in annual in tax revenues and found that tourism jobs can account for 20-36 percent of all private jobs in counties that tournaments border the coast. In addition to $19 billion in annual spending, the report says wildlife tourism attracts more than 20 million participants annually, generates $5. Wildlife tourism includes recreational fishing, tournaments hunting and wildlife watching.