Ask any hunter if he or she believes the hunting industry contributes greatly to the economy of their state and chances are good you’d get an affirmative answer.
But do you know just how important hunting and ammo sales are to state wildlife agencies? That’s just the tip of the iceberg, too, because agencies — and the public — benefit from them as well as from anglers, target shooters, boaters and others.
Check out this info from the National Shooting Sports Foundation and very cool graphic that explains how important hunting is to the economy.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced April 28 the distribution of $1.1 billion dollars to state game and fish agencies—money that was generated by hunters, target shooters, anglers and boaters through excise taxes on purchases of firearms, ammunition, archery and fishing equipment, electric boat motors and taxes on the purchase of motorboat fuel.
Recently, NSSF developed this infographic to illustrate how those funds collected by manufacturers of firearms and ammunition are directed to conserve wildlife and habitat, as well as to support hunter education and the development of public shooting ranges.
The USFWS’s Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration program has provided more than $15 billion for conservation and outdoor recreation opportunities— money that benefits all Americans, not just hunters, target shooters and anglers.
This method of conservation funding, begun in America in 1937, has been adopted by many countries around the world. It’s a system that all sportsmen and women participate in and can be proud of.
Maximize Your Deer Season Planning With the 2015 Whitetails Wall Calendar!
From Deer & Deer Hunting magazine, the 2015 Whitetails Wall Calendar features the work of deer researchers Wayne Laroche and Charlie Alsheimer, who reveal the 2015 whitetail rut prediction, based on years of lunar cycle research. Utilize this deer moon phase calendar to find out which days the deer will be seeking and chasing, so you can time the rut for the best time to hunt.
The calendar features amazing whitetail deer photography, capturing deer in all the seasons and providing deer activity charts so you can plan your hunt. It’s not only the most useful calendar you’ll own, but quite possibly the ultimate gift for any deer hunter!
With the 2015 DDH Whitetails Wall Calendar you’ll learn:
- When the seeking, chasing and tending phases of the rut will occur for North & South
- Predicted dates of Major & Minor deer activity in 2015
- Daily 2015 Moon-phase data
- Peak rut activity for the 2015 season
- When to plan your vacation around the 2015 whitetail rut
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