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The growth of sport shooting participation: What does this trend mean for conservation revenue?

The Wildlife Professional
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Abstract

Enacted in 1937, the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act – more commonly known as the Pittman-Robertson Act – is one of the oldest and most reliable sources of funding for wildlife conservation in the United States. The result of organized support form sportsmen, fish and wildlife agencies, firearms manufacturers, conservation organizations, and even garden clubs, the PR Act created an excise tax on so-called “long guns” and ammunition used by hunters, thereby establishing the first sustainable source of revenue dedicated to conservation and land management efforts throughout the country. Later, legislators amended the PR Act to include an excise tax on pistols, revolvers, bows, arrows, and other archery equipment.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title The growth of sport shooting participation: What does this trend mean for conservation revenue?
Series title The Wildlife Professional
Volume 11
Issue 2
Year Published 2017
Language English
Publisher The Wildlife Society
Publisher location Lawrence, KS
Contributing office(s) Coop Res Unit Atlanta
Description 4 p.
First page 38
Last page 41