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For information on federal expenditures, contact:
Heidi Nelson
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Federal expenditures for Dingell-Johnson sportfish and Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration

Small mouth survey

Established in 1937, the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Program (PR) is one of the Country's oldest and most successful user pay, user benefit programs. Funded through excise taxes on the purchases of firearms, ammunitions and archery equipment, the US Fish and Wildlife Service provides PR funding to states to manage wildlife species and their habitat, provide public use and access opportunities to wildlife resources and to provide for education of hunters and development of shooting ranges. Increased firearm and ammunition sales have, in recent years, resulted in an increase in PR funding becoming available to states. Wisconsin DNR has applied these recent "bumps" in PR revenue towards supporting some exciting and innovative new projects.

The Sportfish Restoration Program (SFR), also known as "Dingell-Johnson" or "DJ", was established in 1950 to restore and better manage America's fishery resources under the same model as the successful Wildlife Restoration Program (PR). Funded through excise taxes on the purchases of fishing equipment, motorboat and small engine fuels and import duties (fishing tackle and pleasure craft), the US Fish and Wildlife Service apportions funding to states to restore and manage sport fish, provide public boating and fishing access and provide aquatic education to the public to increase understanding of water resources and species.

Take a look at the reports below to see how the DNR use your PR and SFR dollars to improve conditions for fish and wildlife, angling, boating and hunting in Wisconsin.

Last revised: Tuesday October 16 2018