Successful Angler-funded Partnership to Improve Fishing
Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration
On September 2, 1937, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act (now the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act.) This Act fostered partnerships between Federal and State fish and wildlife agencies, the sporting arms industry, conservation groups, and sportsmen to benefit wildlife—and has been key to implementing the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation. In 1950, the Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration Act (now the Dingell-Johnson Sport Fish Restoration Act) passed.
Together, the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration program (WSFR) has contributed more than $12 billion to fish and wildlife conservation in the U.S. through a self-imposed investment paid by manufacturers and users of gear bought by anglers, boaters, hunters, and shooters and managed by Federal and State fish and wildlife agencies. Fishing and hunting licenses and motorboat fuel tax also support fish and wildlife.
Sport Fish Restoration at Work in Georgia
Regulations in red are new this year.
Purple text indicates an important note.