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Make sure to remind the non-hunters:

"Approximately 50 percent of the revenues that fund the activities of the state fish and wildlife management agencies are generated from hunter’s license fees."

"During the year 2000, 15.1 million licensed hunters generated more than $580 million for state and wildlife agencies. When combined with the license fees from our friends the anglers, this total exceeded $1 billion."

"Since the time of the federal duck stamp passage, hunters have provided well over $500 million to protect and purchase wetlands. As of the year 2000, more than 1.7 million stamps have been sold totaling nearly $25 million in revenue."

"In addition to the above fees, the fifty years of the Pitman Robertson Act (to provide funding for the selection, restoration, rehabilitation, and improvement of wildlife habitat, while it supports wildlife management research and distributes information produced by the projects) has produced in excess of $2 billion in federal excise taxes that have been matched by more than $500 million in state funds (chiefly in hunting license fees) for the sake of wildlife restoration."

"Given the above facts, there is no question about the commitment of hunters to conservation. All told, we reach into our pockets and provide almost 75 percent of the annual revenues for state fish and game agencies along with our friends the anglers."

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Facts taken from The New Age Hunter.
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Good post, but it is like preaching to the choir.
 

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"Good post, but it is like preaching to the choir."

I know mpemt24, that's why my first sentence reads "Make sure to remind the non-hunters:"

It's the non-hunters that need to hear it.

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FYI -

Originally the first sentence I wrote in the post was "Make sure to remind the antis:" Then I thought about it for a moment and realized that we don't really have to remind the antis. The number of anitis is actually less than the number of hunters in the U.S. - although they are presented by the media as the majority.

The people we need to get our message to are really the "non-hunters." They are more open minded and make up the majority in our country. If we can educate the non-hunters about the benefits of wildlife management and the contributions of hunters to conservation - then the antis become insignificant.

So that's why I opened with the statement:

"Make sure to remind the non-hunters:"

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Make sure to remind our State Legislature, courts and our potential new governor.
 
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