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It’s Your Nature Celebrating 75 years of success

A partnership for America’s fish and wildlife

If you’ve ever purchased firearms and ammunition, archery bows and arrows, fishing lures, rods and reels, hunting or fishing licenses or fueled up your boat… you’ve contributed to the most successful effort to conserve fish and wildlife in America—the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Programs (WSFR).

Through WSFR excise taxes associated with these items are redistributed to the states to fund important fish and wildlife initiatives. Since 1937, more than $12 billion dollars have been entrusted to state fish and wildlife agencies for fisheries and wildlife restoration and management; hunter, angler and boater access; as well as for hunter and boater safety education. In 2011, New York received just over 11.2 million dollars through WSFR for wildlife management projects. These funds were used to help fund important programs such as wildlife monitoring and research, Sportsmen Education Programs, WMA maintenance and habitat management, and fish and wildlife health initiatives.

Join us in celebrating 75 years of better hunting, trapping, fishing, boating and wildlife-related recreation through WSFR. It really is Your Nature!

Regulations in red are new this year.

Purple text indicates an important note.

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