how do hunters raise money for conservation



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    Hunters raise money for conservation in a variety of fashions.

    Some ways are compulsory, for example:

    -Taxes on ammunition, firearms, and gear through the 1937 Pittman-Robertson Act

    -Licenses and pubic access fees, which are used to keep the land maintained etc.


    However, a lot of money for conversation is simply donated by sportsman.  Here are some examples:

    -$300 million+ per year donated to wildlife conservation by 10,000 private hunting-advocate organizations, like the National Wild Turkey Federation, Ducks Unlimited, and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

    This raffle event put on by hunters in Arizona


    In fact, sportsman are the largest contributors to wildlife conservation in the US.  Many people do not know that in many cases, hunters are needed to maintain healthy ecosystems.  For many species, such as the white-tailed deer, one of the most popularly hunted animals in the US, if they were not population controlled by hunters, it would destroy the entire ecosystem.  (This is, unfortunately, largely a result of the killing of predators, especially wolves.)

    Attached are some resources, including an entire pamphlet on hunters and conservation.

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