BEND, OR -- Hunting and fishing are big business in Central Oregon. A new partnership now hopes to focus attention on how hunting positively impacts state and local economies. Outdoor guide and reporter Gary Lewis says Central Oregon is a unique example of how communities benefit from the industry. "We’re kind of in the crossroads. Madras is a really good example – people from Portland are driving through Madras as they’re heading east to hunt elk, deer, birds. And, so they stop there for fuel, stop a the Black Bear Diner for a meal, then they stop at the grocery store. And, it really has an impact on the community that people who are non-hunters might not notice."