Conservation and recreation opportunities provided by states got a boost today through more than $1 billion from excise taxes paid by the hunting, shooting, archery, boating and angling industries on firearms, bows and ammunition, sport fishing tackle and boating fuel. To date, the Service has distributed more than $20.2 billion in these apportionments for state conservation and recreation projects.
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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced that the theme of the 2019-2020 Federal Duck Stamp will be "Celebrating our waterfowl hunting heritage." This theme requires entrants in the 2018 Duck Stamp Contest to include one or more visual elements that reflect the contributions waterfowl hunters make to habitat conservation. Through the purchase of a Duck Stamp, funds go to help protect habitat on national wildlife refuges, increase access to public lands and provide communities with an economic stimulus.
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