A lotta green in the forest.
No matter how your hunt goes, just getting ready for it puts money back in the environment. That’s because many purchases — such as rifles, shotguns, gear and licenses — kick a percentage back to wildlife agencies. That’s been the model since 1937 when hunters had the foresight to tax themselves to fund natural resource agencies and wildlife habitat conservation work.
Thanks to the Pittman-Robertson Act (1937), participating in hunting and shooting sports helps fund conservation. When you take up a bow, rod or rifle, you’re helping pump $245 million a day into the economy, with about $700 million a year going to:
- National Park Service
- U.S. Forest Service
- Bureau of Land Management
- U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
- State Wildlife Agencies