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Florida to receive $26,588,009 in funding for conservation and sportsmen access

From left to right, Dan Forster VP Conservation Officer for Archery Trade Association, Ross Melinchuk Conservation Policy Officer for the National Turkey Federation, Eric Sutton Executive Director Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Nick Wiley Conservation Policy Officer for Ducks Unlimited, Greg Sheehan Principal Deputy Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Photo by Tim Donovan, FWC.

Interior announces funds from Joe Budd Youth Conservation Center in Midway

Midway, Florida – Today, the U.S. Department of the Interior announced $26,588,009 million in funding for Florida from revenues generated by the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration and Dingell-Johnson Sport Fish Restoration acts. The announcement was made by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Principal Deputy Director Greg Sheehan from the Joe Budd Youth Conservation Center, which provides students the opportunity to learn about aquatic ecology, archery, angling and hunting in a natural setting.

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