Michigan Fish And Wildlife Conservation Programs Get Funds

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – U.S. Department of the Interior says Michigan is slated to receive $35.2 million in funding for fish and wildlife conservation and recreation projects.

The money is part of $1.1 billion in revenue from excise taxes paid by hunters, anglers, boaters and others that is being distributed through federal programs that return that excise tax revenue to states to conserve habitat and wildlife and to enhance recreation opportunities.

The revenue comes from excise taxes on items such as sporting equipment and boating fuel, Michigan’s allotment is up by nearly $8 million because of higher excise tax revenue and because the 2013 amount was reduced by budget sequstration.

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