The Great Lakes states will get about one-third of the federal dollarshunters and anglers in the U.S. paid in excise taxes last year. It’spartof the annual distribution of federal tax money. The Great Lakes RadioConsortium’s Lester Graham reports:
The Great Lakes states will get about one-third of the federal dollars hunters and anglers in the
U.S. paid in excise taxes last year. It’s part of the annual distribution of federal tax money. The
Great Lakes Radio Consortium’s Lester Graham reports.
When a hunter buys a shotgun or ammunition. Or when an angler buys
tackle or a boat motor, they pay an additional federal sales tax called an
excise tax. For the first nine months of sales in the governments fiscal
year, that ammounted to 293 million dollars nationwide. The Great Lakes States
will get more than 98 million dollars of that money. The money is distributed
state fish and wildlife agencies. It’s used for conserving, protecting, and
enhancing fish, wildlife, plants and habitat. It also gives hunters and
anglers a lot of sway with agencies. Some agency officials feel since
hunters and anglers pay the most. Their voices should be given greater
weight during disputes on the use of natural resources than other interest
groups such as environmentalists.
For the Great Lakes Radio Consortium, this is Lester Graham.