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Legislature needs to fix game warden funding

 


Unlike most government agencies, which are funded by tax dollars, the Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks is funded almost entirely by a combination of hunter and angler license sales and federal excise tax dollars on guns, ammunition, fishing tackle and related gear. While complicated, this system, which is over 80 years old, has been responsible for the recovery and management of our state’s unmatched wildlife resources.

The federal funds that support wildlife management programs within Fish, Wildlife and Parks are allocated though the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Act. This Act was pa...



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