Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act, commonly known as the
Pittman-Robertson Act, was approved by Congress on
September 2, 1937, and became effective July 1, 1938.
of this Act was to provide funding for restoration of wild
birds and mammals and to acquire, develop and manage their habitats.
The Act was amended October 23, 1970, to include funding for hunter
training programs and the development, operation and maintenance
of public shooting ranges.
Funds are derived
from an 11 percent federal excise tax on sporting arms, ammunition,
and archery equipment,
and a 10 percent tax on
handguns. These funds are collected from the manufacturers by
the Department of the Treasury and are apportioned each year to
states by the Department of the Interior on the basis of formulas
the total area of the state and the number of licensed hunters
in the state. Funds for hunter education and target ranges are
from one-half of the tax on handguns and archery equipment.
US Fish and Wildlife Service http://federalaid.fws.gov/wr/fawr.html
WDFW Grant Contact Information: Jeff Hugdahl, (360) 902-2230, Jeffrey.Hugdahl@dfw.wa.gov
Anis Aoude , (360) 902-2509, email@example.com
Statewide Wildlife Area Program Management
Paul Dahmer; (360) 902-2480, firstname.lastname@example.org
Julie Sandberg, (360) 902-8149, email@example.com
David Whipple, (360) 902-2847, firstname.lastname@example.org
Reports detailing the Wildlife Restoration grants
received in Washington state are available at: