Important Conservation Bill Moves Forward

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Chalk it up as a good step for conservation, hunting and sportsmen and women. The U.S. House passed a bill that increases flexibility for state wildlife agencies to use a greater percentage of Pittman-Robertson funds for recruiting hunters and recreational shooters.

This added flexibility is critical to ensuring the long-term viability of revenue sources that fund state-based fish and wildlife conservation across the country.

To date, the Pittman-Robertson Fund generated nearly $11 billion to wildlife conservation since its enactment in 1937.

The Senate’s version of the same bill is yet to go before the Environment and Public Works Committee.

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(Photo source: U.S. Geological Survey)