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    An overview of the amount of money raised by the sale of hunting and fishing equipment and how it is to be disbursed back to the states and territories. This is from "The Outdoor Wire"


    Fun With Numbers
    When we start tossing around big numbers, it's tough to put them into a perspective that translates to a relevant number to individuals. When you're bringing home $25,000 a year, a million dollars sounds almost too-large to imagine. So imagining a billion dollars (that's a thousand millions of dollars) is pretty much out of the realm of relevance.

    Last week, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service announced it was going to distribute $1.1 billion dollars (that's $1,100,000,000) in revenues generated by the hunting and angling industries to state and territorial wildlife services across the nation. That probably elicited a resounding shrug from most of us. So, we wanted to put a little bit of perspective on that number. The best way to do that is to breakdown the massive number into smaller, more easily understood numbers.

    Here are the way funds are being distributed by state by the voluntary taxes paid on hunting and fishing gear by outdoorsmen. Sorry animal rightists, but you didn't didn't raise this money.


    ALABAMA $25,562,321
    ALASKA $51,951,630
    AMERICAN SAMOA $2,502,516
    ARIZONA $27,219,443
    ARKANSAS $19,403,525
    CALIFORNIA $44,134,573
    COLORADO $28,516,034
    CONNECTICUT $9,242,606
    DELAWARE $8,232,316
    DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA $1,155,056
    FLORIDA $25,607,039
    GEORGIA $25,236,594
    GUAM $2,502,516
    HAWAII $8,232,316
    IDAHO $21,670,126
    ILLINOIS $23,783,360
    INDIANA $18,386,530
    IOWA $16,502,569
    KANSAS $19,984,814
    KENTUCKY $19,623,501
    LOUISIANA $22,570,941
    MAINE $11,872,265
    MARYLAND $11,140,015
    MASSACHUSETTS $11,131,347
    MICHIGAN $37,569,842
    MINNESOTA $37,850,616
    MISSISSIPPI $15,109,447
    MISSOURI $29,783,609
    MONTANA $29,781,997
    N. MARIANA ISLANDS $2,502,516
    NEBRASKA $17,608,725
    NEVADA $19,340,531
    NEW HAMPSHIRE $8,232,316
    NEW JERSEY $11,131,347
    NEW MEXICO $22,125,164
    NEW YORK $28,927,341
    NORTH CAROLINA $31,320,942
    NORTH DAKOTA $16,004,762
    OHIO $24,084,830
    OKLAHOMA $25,729,133
    OREGON $26,047,277
    PENNSYLVANIA $37,974,470
    PUERTO RICO $7,024,381
    RHODE ISLAND $8,232,316
    SOUTH CAROLINA $15,674,905
    SOUTH DAKOTA $19,016,379
    TENNESSEE $31,366,355
    TEXAS $54,850,661
    UTAH $20,944,045
    VERMONT $8,232,316
    VIRGIN ISLANDS $2,502,516
    VIRGINIA $19,431,901
    WASHINGTON $22,215,325
    WEST VIRGINIA $12,088,070
    WISCONSIN $36,479,149
    WYOMING $19,662,264
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    Wonder why Kalifornia gets 44 mil when they seem to be trying to stop all fishing by introducing all kinds of tackle restrictions.

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    I'm wondering what wildlife DC spends its $1.1+ on?
    Is this money from the Robertson/Pittman Act, Doc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary View Post
    I'm wondering what wildlife DC spends its $1.1+ on?
    Is this money from the Robertson/Pittman Act, Doc?
    Feeding the geese!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary View Post
    I'm wondering what wildlife DC spends its $1.1+ on?
    Is this money from the Robertson/Pittman Act, Doc?
    Yes... and Dingell-Johnson funds as well....

    This gives a little broader view of where everything comes from.

    http://wsfrprograms.fws.gov/ItemsTaxedJan2011.pdf

    Pittman Robertson:
    http://www.nssf.org/factsheets/PDF/P...rtsonFacts.pdf
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    Quote Originally Posted by dieNqvrs View Post
    Most municipalities, on the east coast, are trying to find ways to chase away the geese. When I lived in PA, I tried to offer my services to various golf courses and some smaller towns (that had parks with ponds), but usually got turned down.

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