Federal Grant Creates Game Commission Jobs October 10, 2013 Pennsylvania

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Federal Grant Creates Game Commission Jobs October 10, 2013 Pennsylvania, PGC News
     The Wildlife Restoration Act of 1937, often referred to as the Pittman-Robertson Act or simply P-R, places an excise tax on firearms, ammunition and archery equipment at the manufacturers’ level.  This landmark federal legislation has provided an important funding mechanism for wildlife agencies for decades. Much of the success in wildlife management nationwide can be traced to this funding source.  Recently, the sale of firearms and ammunition in the U.S. has reached an all-time high resulting in significant increases in funding available to wildlife agencies.
     As part of a new five-year Wildlife and Sport Fisheries Restoration grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the agency is expanding its hunter education; hunter recruitment, retention and reactivation; and shooting sports outreach efforts...



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