Wildlife and Sportfish Restoration Programs
Midwest Region

Contacting the Program:

Chief: Robert Bryant
FederalAid@fws.gov or MidwestNews@fws.gov

BHW Federal Building
1 Federal Drive
Ft. Snelling, MN 55111-4056
Phone: 612-713-5130
Fax: 612-713-5290
TTY: 1-800-877-8339 (Federal Relay)


Where the money comes from

Federal excise taxes paid by hunters, anglers, and boaters on hunting and fishing equipment, a portion of the federal fuel tax, and import duties on fishing tackle and pleasure boats.

What the money can be used for

Fish and wildlife research, habitat enhancement, technical assistance to private landowners, environmental review of public projects, land acquisition, operation and maintenance of areas and facilities, boating and angler access improvements, comprehensive planning for fish and wildlife resources, and hunter and aquatic education.

Below please find current available funds for the State of Minnesota by activity for Federal Fiscal Year 2007

Grant Program FY 2008 Total

Aquatic Education

Sport Fish Restoration 10,961,969
Boating Access 5,128,380
Hunter Education - Sect. 4c 1,340,231
Wildlife Restoration 7,895,949
Hunter Education - Sect. 10 Enhanced 199,722
State Wildlife Grants - Apportioned 1,219,285
Endangered Species Grants 40,412
Landowner Incentive Program - Tier I 0
Landowner Incentive Program - Tier II 328,240
Clean Vessel Act 21,400
National Coastal Wetlands Grants 0
Boating Infrastructure Grant Program 200,000


$ 29,573,781

Search  Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Programs
Region 3: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Phone: 612/713-5130
Last updated: July 7, 2008