Did You Know?
• Hunting in Arizona has a $592 million impact on the state economy.
• Arizona hunters annually generate $42.4 million in taxes for the state of Arizona.
• Thanks to the Pittman-Robertson Act, every time you buy a gun, ammunition, or archery equipment, you pay a 11% federal excise tax that helps pay for conservation.
• United States sportsmen contribute nearly $8 million every day, adding more than $2.9 billion every year for conservation.
• Since 2004, 35 states have passed new laws aimed at removing barriers and making it easier for new people to get into the field and try hunting.
Just Announced: 2017 Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Dollars
Not only is hunting supporting our businesses, but hunters and shooters contribute significantly to the management and protection of Arizona’s wildlife resources and habitats through the Pittman-Robertson Act. This act levies an 11% tax on firearms, ammunition, and other gear used by hunters and shooters which comes back to the state wildlife agency.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service just announced the final apportionment of the 2017 Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Funds, which have amounted to $780 million! This is a whopping 12.2% increase over the $695 million allocated in 2016. Thank you hunters and recreational shooters for your contributions to our state’s economy and wildlife habitat!