Kansas’ allocation is part of $1.1 billion in revenue generated by the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration act and the Dingell-Johnson Sport Fishing Restoration act, which have created more than $20 billion in funding distributed to U.S. states and territories.
“Kansas sportsmen and women are some of our best conservationists and they contribute billions of dollars toward wildlife conservation and sportsmen access every year through the Pittman-Robertson and Dingell-Johnson Acts,” Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke said in the release. “For nearly 80 years, states have been able to fund important conservation initiatives thanks to the more than $20 billion that has been generated nationwide. Every time a firearm, fishing pole, hook, bullet, motor boat or boat fuel is sold, part of that cost goes to fund conservation. The best way to increase funding for conservation and sportsmen access is to increase the number of hunters and anglers in our woods and waters. The American conservation model has been replicated all over the world because it works.”
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