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[URL= http://www.enewspf.com/latest-....ml]Sec. Jewell anouncement[/URL]

I hear criticisms  pointed towards the shootings sports, and other hunting & fishing recreationists.

Where would we be without them?

Do you think that backpacking camping, and other equipment should have some sort of user tax? There are costs.

BTW, this proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that Obama, Clinton, and the like have been a great  for wildlife funding. Just put them in office and watch the dollars flow in. With a republican pres, there wouldn't have been half the money in the coffer.
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Try this:

put the http:// and then www in front of this
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The link doesn't work because the software on this website is really stupid.  It's not your mistake.  Our software is apparently afraid of long URL addresses, and inexplicably inserts an HTML line break ("< br >", without the spaces) into any long address, which breaks it.

If you click on the link, find the "< br >" tag in there, get rid of it, and refresh, you'll see the page.  Not your fault, just the idiots who designed this forum software.... the bug has been there for years and they never fixed it.


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03/25/2014

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WASHINGTON – Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced today that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will distribute nearly $1.1 billion in excise tax revenues paid by sportsmen and sportswomen to state and territorial fish and wildlife agencies to fund fish and wildlife conservation and recreation projects across the nation. A state-by-state table is included in this release.

“People who enjoy hunting, fishing, boating and recreational shooting provide a strong foundation for conservation funding in this country,” Jewell said. “The taxes they pay on equipment and boating fuel support critical fish and wildlife management and conservation efforts, create access for recreational boating, and underpin education programs that help get kids outdoors.”

The Service apportions the funds to all 50 states and territories through the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration and Dingell-Johnson Sport Fish Restoration programs. Revenues come from excise taxes generated by the sale of sporting firearms, ammunition, archery equipment, fishing equipment and tackle, and electric outboard motors. Recreational boaters also contribute to the program through fuel taxes on motorboats and small engines.

“Anyone who enjoys our nation’s outdoor heritage should thank hunters, anglers, recreational boaters and target shooters,” said Dan Ashe, director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. “Through the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program, these individuals have created a 75-year legacy for conservation of critical wildlife habitat and improved access to the outdoors for everyone.”

The total distributions this year are $238.4 million higher than last year because of the inclusion of funds that were not distributed last year because of the government sequester and an increase in excise tax receipts from sales of firearms and ammunition in the Wildlife Restoration Trust Fund.

The Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Program apportionment for 2014 totals a record $760.9 million, which includes $20 million that was sequestered from FY 2013 but subsequently returned to the Wildlife Restoration Trust Fund.

The Dingell-Johnson Sport Fish Restoration Program apportionment for 2014 totals $325.7 million, which includes $18.5 million that was sequestered from FY 2013 but subsequently returned to the Sport Fish Restoration Trust Fund. The FY 2014 Sport Fish Restoration apportionment is $34.1 million lower than FY 2013 due to lower domestic fishing equipment excise tax receipts.

The Service’s Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program reimburses up to 75 percent of the cost of each eligible project, while state fish and wildlife agencies contribute a minimum of 25 percent, generally using hunting and fishing license revenues as the required non-federal match.

Funding is paid by manufacturers, producers and importers and is distributed by the Service’s Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program to each state and territory. For information on funding for each state, click here.

The Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Programs have generated a total of more than $15 billion since their inception – in 1937 in the case of the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Program and 1950 for the Dingell-Johnson Sport Fish Restoration Program – to conserve fish and wildlife resources. The recipient fish and wildlife agencies have matched these program funds with more than $5 billion. This funding is critical to sustaining healthy fish and wildlife populations and providing opportunities for all to connect with nature.

Please visit the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program website at wsfrprograms.fws.gov for more information on the goals and accomplishments of these programs and for individual state, commonwealth, and territorial funding allocations.




U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Final Apportionment of Wildlife Restoration Funds and Sport Fish Restoration Funds for Fiscal Year 2014



ALABAMA





$24,306,075

ALASKA





$48,798,100

AMERICAN SAMOA





$2,353,763

ARIZONA





$25,626,338

ARKANSAS





$20,182,820

CALIFORNIA





$41,588,102

COLORADO





$26,957,671

CONNECTICUT





$8,715,486

DELAWARE





$7,752,281

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA




$1,085,800

FLORIDA





$24,404,776

GEORGIA





$23,306,448

GUAM





$2,353,763

HAWAII





$7,773,961

IDAHO





$20,286,724

ILLINOIS





$22,676,138

INDIANA





$17,301,752

IOWA





$15,633,542

KANSAS





$18,887,612

KENTUCKY





$18,139,584

LOUISIANA





$21,261,136

MAINE





$11,420,465

MARYLAND





$10,458,232

MASSACHUSETTS





$10,516,201

MICHIGAN





$35,244,512

MINNESOTA





$35,296,856

MISSISSIPPI





$14,439,942

MISSOURI





$27,827,946

MONTANA





$27,779,751

N. MARIANA ISLANDS





$2,353,763

NEBRASKA





$16,565,406

NEVADA





$18,210,335

NEW HAMPSHIRE





$7,752,281

NEW JERSEY





$10,516,201

NEW MEXICO





$20,698,851

NEW YORK





$28,467,902

NORTH CAROLINA





$29,553,173

NORTH DAKOTA





$14,897,981

OHIO





$22,464,377

OKLAHOMA





$23,920,300

OREGON





$24,444,659

PENNSYLVANIA





$35,731,360

PUERTO RICO





$6,600,639

RHODE ISLAND





$7,752,281

SOUTH CAROLINA





$14,857,369

SOUTH DAKOTA





$17,835,269

TENNESSEE





$26,002,731

TEXAS





$51,562,020

UTAH





$19,693,655

VERMONT





$7,752,281

VIRGIN ISLANDS





$2,353,763

VIRGINIA





$19,046,390

WASHINGTON





$21,240,210

WEST VIRGINIA





$11,315,854

WISCONSIN





$34,208,337

WYOMING





$18,540,900
























































































































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I give credit where credit is due - the sportsman contribute significantly to the funding of the outdoors.  Even if it is indirectly.

I just wish they'd all contribute a little further by picking up after themselves.  Some do, many unfortunately do not.
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I can't shake the vibe of farmers paying into the upkeep of their fields when I see articles like this.

Not that I'm opposed to their paying for their fields upkeep entirely but I suspect it does reinforce an entitlement mentality about wildlife as a harvestable "crop" they've paid for... which I do regret.
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I give up, the format that has worked in the past doesn't seem to now.

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Virginia only gets 2 million? What a bunch of BS.

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Virginia only gets 2 million? What a bunch of BS.

Nope.  Virginia got 19 Million.  The nummber is BELOW the states name, not above.  I made the same mistake at first too.  Using the number above the state name makes  American Samoa #2 with 48.7 million(??!!)  Using the number below the state name makes Texas #1 with 51.5 million.
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I hear criticisms  pointed towards the shootings sports, and other hunting & fishing recreationists.

Where would we be without them?

Do you think that backpacking camping, and other equipment should have some sort of user tax? There are costs.

BTW, this proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that Obama, Clinton, and the like have been a great  for wildlife funding. Just put them in office and watch the dollars flow in. With a republican pres, there wouldn't have been half the money in the coffer.

Actually do not have much of a problem except when it comes to safety.  I was reading where 'burbs were having problem with deer, so my solution would be to run hunting closer to the said burbs (more affordable gas wise too) but leave the deep wilderness as a genetic reservoir to promote heterozygosity of alleles.  Make that bigger wilderness and parks.  

Naturally those with wilderness condos (or who want to build a wilderness condo) probably disagree.  Now some people may not want to see a close-up pic of Bambi killed on the TR, esp the vegans.   Most of our ecosystems in the lower 48 are managed in reality.  

Ideally we would live in giant cities with a vegetarian diet, bulldoze the burbs, and keep the mountains/forests as wilderness (supply everything via the plains but have waterways/wetlands for canoeists) ..  but in reality, ain't gonna happen.  I'm seeing a city start to disregard their own "Smartgrowth" code under pressure from developers (though existing landlords and owners are already underwater by 25% with too much supply if they had to sell today).  Personally I use ultralight gear to get above water-fouling cattle quickly, so hunting is off my radar except for hunting season where the bullets fly and safety concerns become paramount.   If y'all wanted to take down some cattle out West and hold a BBQ, I wouldn't have a problem bringing my plate.


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Do you think that backpacking camping, and other equipment should have some sort of user tax? There are costs.

I've said this in many posts before...yes.
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Do you think that backpacking camping, and other equipment should have some sort of user tax? There are costs.

I've said this in many posts before...yes.

Already happened in the popular parts of California and Arizona, oozing into the rest of the Southwest.  Maybe I need to visit where y'all are at.  Scenic Point Reyes will cost you $20 per night to camp backpacker style (nice grounds though), ... Lake Tahoe about $5 per night last year but you are stacked on top of another campsite likely.  Grand Canyon has a permit fee, plus $5 per night.  Saguaro has a nightly fee too for backpacking.  

If not a direct fee for every night camping, then there's a daily fee to leave your car at the trailhead like in the Pecos (Santa Fe) or Rincons (Tucson) -  you can pre-pay for multiple days but if you leave early, no refund.

If your backpacking spot doesn't have a fee out West, that's because the FS is trying to drive more people towards it from California, Arizona, or north-central New Mexico.  If you are going to the states above, bring your checkbook (some places have drop box payments but they check) and don't forget your Mastercharge/Visa/Discover, etc.. .

So I have to pay (until my backpacking ninja kit comes in, that is).


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can someone explain the funding for  N Mariana Islands?

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Do you think that backpacking camping, and other equipment should have some sort of user tax? There are costs.

I  wouldn't object to that provided I was confident it would go toward non-motorized outdoor recreation.

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Simple

Apply excise taxes to outdoor equipment


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Breaking news: farmers paid a bit towards their animal feed.

Film at eleven.
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