How is wildlife management funded? September 4, 2015 Pennsylvania

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How is wildlife management funded? September 4, 2015 Pennsylvania, PGC News
      State wildlife agencies like the Game Commission typically get most of their funding from license-buying hunters and trappers.  Today in Pennsylvania, almost 40 percent of the Game Commission’s revenue comes from the sale of hunting and furtaker licenses. Other primary sources of income include federal Pittman-Robertson funds collected from an excise tax on sporting arms and ammunition, and revenue derived from the sale of natural resources like timber, oil and gas on lands owned by the Game Commission.  With these revenues, largely generated by hunters and trappers, the Game Commission manages 480 species of wild birds and mammals, most of which aren’t hunted....


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