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Gun Sales Surge Boosts State Wildlife Funds

Stateline.org reports:
“A run on guns in 2012 has pumped millions of dollars into state wildlife programs, boosting protections for a range of animals, including ducks, pheasants and antelopes.

U.S. states and territories this year will receive $522.5 million from the Wildlife Restoration Fund, a 75-year-old program fueled by the collection of excise taxes on guns and ammunition, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Thursday. That’s up from $371 million allocated in 2012.”

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