Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program

Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program WSFR Program: http://wsfrprograms.fws.gov/home.html The Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program (WSFR) works with states, insular areas and the District of Columbia to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, their habitats, and the hunting, sport fishing and recreational boating opportunities they provide.

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"Like many other states, New York’s turkey restoration efforts—starting with the early game farms through the trap and t...
11/23/2021
Restoration Investments Put Wild Turkeys Back on the Thanksgiving Table - Partner with a Payer

"Like many other states, New York’s turkey restoration efforts—starting with the early game farms through the trap and translocation of wild birds—were funded in large part through the Pittman-Robertson Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Fund."

Read more about this restoration effort, and a new economic analysis of turkey population restoration in New York State:

Like many other states, New York’s turkey restoration efforts were funded in large part through the Pittman-Robertson Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Fund.

NSSF, the trade association for the firearm industry, has announced a new website and video series for ‘Partner with a P...
11/17/2021
NSSF Announces ‘Partner with a Payer®’ Website and Video Series Highlighting Longstanding Conservation Partnerships with Industries, State Agencies and USFWS - Partner with a Payer

NSSF, the trade association for the firearm industry, has announced a new website and video series for ‘Partner with a Payer®’, an initiative designed to strengthen ties between all excise tax-paying manufacturers—fi****ms and ammunition, archery equipment, marine and sportfishing equipment—and the state agencies that use these funds to conserve wildlife and habitats through the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration program of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

See the new site and read more about the initiative here:

NEWTOWN, Conn.—NSSF, the trade association for the firearm industry, has announced an initiative designed to strengthen ties between all excise tax-paying manufacturers—fi****ms and ammunition, archery equipment, marine and sportfishing equipment—and the state agencies that use these funds to ...

Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration made possible the recent rehabilitation of Knox Dam in Ohio. Knox Lake is known fo...
10/04/2021
Knox Lake Dam Restoration Completed

Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration made possible the recent rehabilitation of Knox Dam in Ohio. Knox Lake is known for its excellent largemouth bass fishing. The rehab project ensures a safer dam as well as increased boater access. The American Sportfishing Association Take Me Fishing

https://ohiodnr.gov/wps/portal/gov/odnr/discover-and-learn/safety-conservation/about-ODNR/news/Knox-Lake-Dam-Restoration-Completed

Today, Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Director Mary Mertz dedicated a completed and refurbished Knox Lake dam in Knox County. The $4.6 million project rehabilitated the structural integrity of the dam, which was originally built in 1954.

Check out this soulful story by USFWS biologist, Tom Decker, on conservation and National Hunting & Fishing Day.  Nation...
09/23/2021
National Hunting and Fishing Day is a Time for Reflection

Check out this soulful story by USFWS biologist, Tom Decker, on conservation and National Hunting & Fishing Day. National Hunting and Fishing Day National Shooting Sports Foundation | NSSF Archery Trade Association - ATA Council to Advance Hunting and the Shooting SportsThe American Sportfishing Association https://fishingtackleretailer.com/national-hunting-and-fishing-day-is-a-time-for-reflection/

Commerce supports conservation, and has so since 1937 with the passage of the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration (Pittman-Robertson).

09/22/2021
The ones you miss are also memorable.

The trout you miss are also memorable. What are you doing on National Hunting and Fishing Day? National Hunting and Fishing Day National Shooting Sports Foundation | NSSF Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Archery Trade Association - ATA Council to Advance Hunting and the Shooting Sports The American Sportfishing Association Take Me Fishing Craig Springer video

It's Hispanic Heritage Month. The Rio Grande cutthroat was the first trout ("trucha," in Spanish) documented in the New ...
09/15/2021

It's Hispanic Heritage Month. The Rio Grande cutthroat was the first trout ("trucha," in Spanish) documented in the New World during the Coronado Entrada into New Mexico in 1541. Today, the NM Game and Fish and Colorado Parks and Wildlife rely on funds from Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration to research, manage, and restore the beautiful sport fish and its habitats. Those funds are first derived from excise taxes paid by fishing tackle manufacturers. USFWS Fisheries U.S. Department of the Interior The American Sportfishing Association Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Western Native Trout Initiative Craig Springer photo

It's Hispanic Heritage Month. The Rio Grande cutthroat was the first trout ("trucha," in Spanish) documented in the New World during the Coronado Entrada into New Mexico in 1541. Today, the NM Game and Fish and Colorado Parks and Wildlife rely on funds from Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration to research, manage, and restore the beautiful sport fish and its habitats. Those funds are first derived from excise taxes paid by fishing tackle manufacturers. USFWS Fisheries U.S. Department of the Interior The American Sportfishing Association Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Western Native Trout Initiative Craig Springer photo

September 25 is National Hunting and Fishing Day.  What are your plans to hunt, fish or target shoot?  National Hunting ...
09/09/2021

September 25 is National Hunting and Fishing Day. What are your plans to hunt, fish or target shoot? National Hunting and Fishing Day The American Sportfishing Association National Shooting Sports Foundation | NSSF Council to Advance Hunting and the Shooting Sports Photo Craig Springer

September 25 is National Hunting and Fishing Day. What are your plans to hunt, fish or target shoot? National Hunting and Fishing Day The American Sportfishing Association National Shooting Sports Foundation | NSSF Council to Advance Hunting and the Shooting Sports Photo Craig Springer

Scholastic shooting programs and the Olympics thread through public target shooting ranges made possible by excise taxes...
08/10/2021
SSSF Athletes, Alum, and Staff Represent at Tokyo Olympics | Outdoor Wire

Scholastic shooting programs and the Olympics thread through public target shooting ranges made possible by excise taxes paid by archery, ammo, and fi****ms manufacturers via Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act (Pittman-Robertson). National Shooting Sports Foundation | NSSF Archery Trade Association - ATA Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies

https://www.theoutdoorwire.com/features/82ed27ef-b785-4060-a368-972d12d58992

Editor’s Note: We’re still in the midst of National Shooting Sports Month and it’s appropriate to allow the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation time -and space- to celebrate the Olympic successes of former SSSF shooters. While it may be too late for you to become an Olympic-caliber shooter,...

It's National Shooting Sports Month. Give fi****ms or archery a try. This story can lead on a path forward. National Sho...
08/05/2021
Olympics Got You Motivated? Give Shooting Sports a Shot! - Partner with a Payer

It's National Shooting Sports Month. Give fi****ms or archery a try. This story can lead on a path forward. National Shooting Sports Foundation | NSSF Archery Trade Association - ATA Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies #LetsGoShooting
https://partnerwithapayer.org/olympics-got-you-motivated-give-shooting-sports-a-shot/

Title image: A competitor at a National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) Tournament. By Jodi Stemler When the Tokyo Olympic Games kicked off in late July, the first weekend of competition started with a bang… literally. Well, actually lots of bangs as most of the archery and shooting sports e...

08/03/2021
National Shooting Sports Month – Let's Go Shooting!

August is National Shooting Sports Month. The endeavor is shepherded by the National Shooting Sports Foundation | NSSF, the trade association of the fi****ms industry--an industry essential to conservation funding via Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration (Pittman-Robertson). More than 700 public target shooting ranges exist from excise taxes paid by fi****ms and archery manufacturers. Council to Advance Hunting and the Shooting Sports https://www.shootingsportsmonth.org/

Lead the Charge in Growing Shooting Sports Participation Get Your Business Involved Join us this August for the 5th Annual National Shooting Sports Month celebration. Make plans today on how your organization will tie its summer activities, promotions and messaging to this national campaign designed...

As the shooting events wind down in Tokyo, we remember Silver Medal winner in the Army Rifle event in Stockholm in 1912,...
08/02/2021

As the shooting events wind down in Tokyo, we remember Silver Medal winner in the Army Rifle event in Stockholm in 1912, American, Carl Osburn. Shooting has been an Olympic sport since 1896. National Shooting Sports Foundation | NSSF Council to Advance Hunting and the Shooting Sports Photo LOC.

As the shooting events wind down in Tokyo, we remember Silver Medal winner in the Army Rifle event in Stockholm in 1912, American, Carl Osburn. Shooting has been an Olympic sport since 1896. National Shooting Sports Foundation | NSSF Council to Advance Hunting and the Shooting Sports Photo LOC.

07/30/2021

More metal for Team USA Shooting: Silver for Kayle Browning, Women's Trap. Congrats Kayle and Team USA. Do you target shoot at a public range made available by excise taxes paid by fi****ms, ammunition, and archery manufacturers? National Shooting Sports Foundation | NSSF Council to Advance Hunting and the Shooting Sports Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies

Congrats Team USA Shooting.  What future Olympian is honing their target shooting skills at a public range made possible...
07/26/2021

Congrats Team USA Shooting. What future Olympian is honing their target shooting skills at a public range made possible by excise taxes paid by fi****ms, ammunition and archery manufacturers via Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration (Pittman-Robertson)? National Shooting Sports Foundation | NSSF Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies

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Fi****ms have coded in them the first building block of conservation: an excise tax. Commerce funds conservation. Fi****...
07/22/2021
Billets to Barrels: the Origins of Conservation Funding | Shooting Wire

Fi****ms have coded in them the first building block of conservation: an excise tax. Commerce funds conservation. Fi****ms, ammunition, and archery manufacturers pay a 10- to 11-percent tax on their products that dates back to the passing of the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act in 1937. Archery Trade Association - ATA National Shooting Sports Foundation | NSSF Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies

https://www.shootingwire.com/features/befc90a4-5edf-4933-b099-6fcb834b8331

Several weeks ago, I watched a massive bull elk in the White Mountains of Arizona move ghostlike through the forest where the pinon-juniper woods transcend to ponderosas. Its shadowy form slipped through thickets in a silence that stuns, given its large mass. He sprouted velvety antlers in thick bea...

Sport Fish Restoration funds made possible the restoration of a California coastal wetland.  What was once a golf course...
07/22/2021
A Slough of Changes: Excise Taxes on Fishing Tackle a Catalyst for Coastal Conservation

Sport Fish Restoration funds made possible the restoration of a California coastal wetland. What was once a golf course is now habitat for fish, waterfowl, plants--and people. Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
https://www.fws.gov/news/blog/index.cfm/2021/7/16/A-Slough-of-Changes-Excise-Taxes-on-Fishing-Tackle-a-Catalyst-for-Coastal-Conservation

What is today a 63-acre model of coastal wetland habitat restoration was, in the not-too-distant past, a nine-hole golf course. The course was built atop 1 million cubic yards of fill, laying waste to natural wetlands 56 years ago.

Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration staff, Matt Thomas (l) and Alex Coley, discuss how excise taxes on fishing gear fund...
07/21/2021

Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration staff, Matt Thomas (l) and Alex Coley, discuss how excise taxes on fishing gear fund fisheries conservation and improve angler and boater access at ICAST . The American Sportfishing Association National Marine Manufacturers Association American Fly Fishing Trade Association Photo Paul Wilke/USFWS

Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration staff, Matt Thomas (l) and Alex Coley, discuss how excise taxes on fishing gear fund fisheries conservation and improve angler and boater access at ICAST . The American Sportfishing Association National Marine Manufacturers Association American Fly Fishing Trade Association Photo Paul Wilke/USFWS

From simple boat launches to massive modernized marinas, Americans have access to thousands of boating and fishing acces...
07/21/2021
Industry Excise Taxes Increase Boating And Fishing Access Nationwide - Partner with a Payer

From simple boat launches to massive modernized marinas, Americans have access to thousands of boating and fishing access sites nationwide, a result of a conservation partnership which begins with fishing equipment manufacturers who pay excise taxes and a motor boat fuel tax collected through the Sport Fish Restoration Act. National Marine Manufacturers Association The American Sportfishing Association ICAST Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
https://partnerwithapayer.org/industry-excise-taxes-increase-boating-and-fishing-access-nationwide/

A look at three boating access sites shows how Sport Fish Restoration funds help get people on the water every day.

From plinkers to professionals, 766 shooting facilities nationwide offer a range of possibilities for fi****ms and arche...
07/19/2021
Target Shooting: A Range of Possibilities - Partner with a Payer

From plinkers to professionals, 766 shooting facilities nationwide offer a range of possibilities for fi****ms and archery. These public facilities are open to all, made possible by excise taxes paid by manufacturers of fi****ms, ammunition and archery gear via the Wildlife Restoration Act. Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Archery Trade Association - ATA National Shooting Sports Foundation | NSSF https://partnerwithapayer.org/target-shooting-a-range-of-possibilities/

The Summer Olympics shine a spotlight on the growing popularity of archery and firearm target shooting, activities which benefit the conservation of wildlife in a big way.

Fish do fly. Tackle manufacturers pay for fish conservation via excise taxes on their products. Federal Aid in Sport Fis...
07/14/2021
Aerial Fish Stocking in Utah, July 2021

Fish do fly. Tackle manufacturers pay for fish conservation via excise taxes on their products. Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration funds 316 state fish hatcheries, stocking 1.3 billion fish of 70 species annually. The American Sportfishing Association Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

It's that time of year! If you see flying fish at Utah's remote waters, don't be alarmed. We stock high-elevation lakes aerially each summer. Because the fis...

06/29/2021
Wildlife Restoration-funded ranges are open to all.

Excise taxes on fi****ms, ammunition, and archery gear fund 776 public firearm and archery ranges found across the country via the Wildlife Restoration Act. Public ranges are often where new hunters complete formal hunter education classes—nearly 1.3 million students each year—learning safe handling of fi****ms at home, in the field, and at the range. National Shooting Sports Foundation | NSSF Archery Trade Association - ATA Council to Advance Hunting and the Shooting Sports Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Video Craig Springer/USFWS

When one thinks of outdoor recreation and wildlife conservation, the first place to come to mind might not be New Jersey...
06/23/2021
Ranges, Ramps, Reefs and Red Knots: Focus on Fish and Wildlife in the Garden State - Partner with a Payer

When one thinks of outdoor recreation and wildlife conservation, the first place to come to mind might not be New Jersey. You'll be surprised by the magnitude of industry excise taxes that fund conservation and recreation opportunities the Garden State. Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife National Shooting Sports Foundation | NSSF The American Sportfishing Association
https://partnerwithapayer.org/ranges-ramps-reefs-and-red-knots-focus-on-fish-and-wildlife-in-the-garden-state/

Industry excise taxes fund a broad range of conservation and recreation opportunities in an urban state.

Upland game research in Kentucky, funded by Wildlife Restoration derived from excise taxes on fi****ms and archery gear,...
06/22/2021
Industry-Funded Research: The More Hunters, the Better | Outdoor Wire

Upland game research in Kentucky, funded by Wildlife Restoration derived from excise taxes on fi****ms and archery gear, reveals some surprising information for biologists--and hunters. Archery Trade Association - ATA National Shooting Sports Foundation | NSSF Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources

https://www.theoutdoorwire.com/features/d7dd34fb-859c-402b-b19e-520fe576a301

Upland wildlife research funded through Wildlife Restoration, derived from excise taxes on fi****ms, ammunition and archery gear, reveals new information for biologists—and for hunters.

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