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Understanding Excise Taxes & Wildlife Conservation | Bighorn Sheep Population Management

NSSF has announced an initiative designed to strengthen ties between all excise tax-paying manufacturers—firearms 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.

This new web resource and video series will highlight industry contributions to this partnership. To help everyone get a better understanding of where these excise tax dollars are used and how they benefit all.

The second video highlights a rare opportunity to observe Bighorn Sheep population management activities. This important work is done for the health and preservation of the Bighorn sheep population, as well as many other species – in return providing enjoyment for both hunters and non-hunters alike

The preservation and management of wildlife populations would not be possible without excise taxes paid by manufacturers of firearms and ammunition and distributed through the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration program.

Since 1937 when the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act was enacted (today better known as the Pittman-Robertson Act), the manufacturers of firearms and ammunition have been part of a network consisting of sportsmen and women, state fish and wildlife agencies and USFWS to collect and distribute excise taxes—billions during this period—on their products for the benefit of wildlife conservation, hunter education and shooting ranges.

Partner with a Payer is an initiative designed to strengthen ties between all excise tax-paying manufacturers—firearms 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.

More info and resources at https://www.nssf.org/partner-with-payer/

See other Partner with a Payer Videos:

How Do Excise Taxes Benefit Hunter Education | Clark County Shooting Complex

How Excise Taxes Benefit Shooting Ranges | Ben Avery Shooting Facility

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