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    Dream on in the UK

    this is how hunting should work , from a E mail I received from Illinois dept of conservation.

    Anglers and hunters also support this work when buying fishing equipment, shotgun shells, archery gear, and other equipment through a federal excise tax on each of those types of purchases. The tax is provided back to the states through a formula based on the number of licenses sold, population, and area of the state. That means about $12.8 million a year for Illinois that can only be used for wildlife and fish restoration.

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    thats how it should work, it wont happen here i will bet that much

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    There are I firmly believe a number of very good systems in place within the USA that offer direct benefits via Hunting & Fishing, not all states have the same legislation but as you noted above the direct taxing on goods & accessories associated are redirected into a fund which then divides out into each state based upon what their Wildlife & Fisheries dept have decided requires the funding, it has proved successful in everything from vermin control to Improved access, additional hunting areas and increased numbers of species & hunt quotas. The benefits are now being seen by the NON hunting community and it has seen a decrease in the Anti hunting protest & debate through release of reports and positive media from states governments on the real benefits of Hunting in Conservation, which in my opinion is the way to go.

    This is from the US Fish & Wildlife website

    The Wildlife & Hunting Heritage Conservation Council-The Service also recognizes the importance to promote and preserve America’s hunting heritage for future generations. A new Advisory Council on Wildlife Conservation and Hunting Issues was recently established called the Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council –WHHCC. The Council will provide advice to the Secretaries of Interior and Agriculture about wildlife and habitat conservation endeavors that benefit recreational hunting, wildlife resources, and encourage partnership among the public, the sporting conservation community, the shooting and hunting sports industry, wildlife conservation organizations, the states, Native American tribes, and the Federal Government.

    Each state has primary responsibility and authority over the hunting of wildlife that resides within state boundaries. State wildlife agencies that sell hunting licences are the best source of information regarding hunting seasons, areas open/closed to hunting, etc. (Hunting of migratory birds such as ducks and geese is managed cooperatively by state fish and wildlife agencies and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service). Migratory waterfowl hunters must possess both a state hunting license and a Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp (Duck Stamp), and each hunter needs a Harvest Information Program (HIP) number for each state in which they hunt migratory birds.

    2.4 billion per year directly from our sport to be put back into our sport is not bad...

    This is the kind of stuff their media are fed..
    Last edited by rick6point5; 11-04-2014 at 18:38. Reason: additional info

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