US AND THEM

Comparing the Super Bowl states, and Minnesota:

Minn. Penn. Mass.

Size (square miles) 86,943 46,055 10,565

Population (millions) 5.5 12.8 6.8

Lakes 11,842 4,000 3,000

River miles 69,200 83,260 8,229

Percent forested 34 59 60

Wetlands (acres) 10.6 M 400,000 48,000

Federally managed wilderness (acres) 1.1 M 9,000 3,244

Residents who fish, hunt or watch

wildlife (millions) 2.5 4.6 2.2

Their annual expenditures (in billions) $3.9 $2.8 $2

Total anglers 1.6 M 1.1 M 532,000

Days fishing per angler 14 9 16

Hunters 477,000 775,000 56,000

Days afield per hunter 12 24 19

Spring turkeys harvested 12,313 35,966 3,054

Black bears harvested 2,641 3,529 283

Number of woodcock hunters 13,500 5,000 1,000

Woodcock harvested 25,600 5,400 1,800

Duck hunters 57,100 19,400 3,700

Ducks harvested 573,400 69,400 24,500

Seasonal ducks per hunter 8.6 3.3 4.3

Geese harvested 177,700 104,100 12,600

Seasonal geese per hunter 4.2 4.4 3.2