Data on input of hunters/outdoorsmen to conservation?


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NG VI
March 25, 2010, 05:57 PM
I'm wondering if anyone has any links to reputable data on the amount of money that is put towards conservation and state wildlife agencies, especially compared to strict private donations/"conservation" groups input?

I know money isn't really the best way to study who is more helpful, but it is the easiest way to track and compare, and I've gotten myself into a little melee defending hunting. I know hunters and other sportsmen put more into it than any other group, and have a more positive effect on wildlife than so-called environmental groups, but I'd like to put some hard numbers up there.

Thanks, any information that could help out would be appreciated!




PS-Mods I know you probably don't appreciate cross-posting much, but the more relevant subforum had 18 people viewing it, myself and 17 guests. I'm not likely to get much input in the next day or week even over there.

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Rembrandt
March 25, 2010, 06:21 PM
Start with data from the Pittman-Robertson act....that's the excise tax on sporting goods that goes back into wildlife programs. I think it's roughly 3.5 million dollars per day. Other organizations have data on their websites that detail how much they have raised.

Google:
Pittman-Robertson
Ducks Unlimited
Pheasants Forever
Rockie Mountain Sheep Foundation
Etc.

NG VI
March 25, 2010, 06:57 PM
Awesome, exactly what I was looking for!

Turns out the old boy doesn't have any actual issue with hunting, he just can't pass up a chance to "bag on rednecks".

bhk
March 26, 2010, 08:47 AM
The public relations/communications portion of your state wildlife agency may be able to give you some figures that pertain to specifically to Maine.

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