The growth of sport shooting participation: What does this trend mean for conservation revenue?
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.
Additional publication details
|Publication Subtype||Journal Article|
|Title||The growth of sport shooting participation: What does this trend mean for conservation revenue?|
|Series title||The Wildlife Professional|
|Publisher||The Wildlife Society|
|Publisher location||Lawrence, KS|
|Contributing office(s)||Coop Res Unit Atlanta|