Wyoming to Receive Share of National Distribution

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U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced Wednesday $1.1 billion in annual funding for state wildlife agencies from revenues generated by the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration and Dingell-Johnson Sport Fish Restoration Acts.

Wyoming will receive a total of more than $18 million, including almost $5.2 million in Sport Fish Restoration program funds, and $13.5 million in WIldlife Restoration program funds.

The announcement was made during day one of a four-day trip, where the Secretary met with state fish and wildlife agency directors as port of a Pittman-Robertson Dingell-Johnson Grants roundtable that focused on recreation and partnerships.

The funds, which are distributed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, support critical state conservation and outdoor recreation projects. They are derived from excise taxes paid by the hunting, shooting, boating and angling industries on firearms, bows and ammunition and sport fishing tackle, some boat engines, and small engine fuel.

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