The Wildlife Restoration Program provides grant funds to the states and insular areas fish and wildlife agencies for projects to restore, conserve, manage and enhance wild birds and mammals and their habitat. Projects include providing public use and access to wildlife resources, wildlife area acquisition and management, research, hunter education and development and management of shooting ranges. The Program was first authorized by the Wildlife Restoration Act (Pittman-Robertson PR) of 1937.

What We Do

Our Projects and Initiatives


The Wildlife Restoration Program is the nation's oldest and most successful wildlife restoration program. For more than 80 years, it has served as a model of conservation partnership among industry, states and territories, and the federal government, protecting and restoring wildlife and the lands they depend on for current and future generations. 

Funds from manufacturer taxes on ammunition, firearms, and archery equipment go toward projects to restore, conserve, manage and enhance wild birds and mammals and their habitats. States and territories also use these funds to support access for wildlife-related recreation, hunter education and development, and the construction and operations of target ranges.

  • To view or download total unadjusted actual and total inflation adjusted Wildlife Restoration Apportionments data since 1939 and Hunter Education Apportionments visit our Wildlife Restoration QuickSight page.
  • To view or download data for hunting licenses, holders, and costs by apportionment year visit our Hunting License QuickSight page

Our Library

FY 24 - WR Final apportionment table

Final Fiscal Year 2024 Certificate of Apportionments for the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Funds.