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WSFR 75th Anniversary: Historical Context of the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program - 2012

WSFR 75th Anniversary: Historical Context of the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program - 2012

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If you’ve ever purchased firearms or ammunition, bows, arrows, fishing lures, rods and reels, hunting or fishing licenses or fueled up your boat — you’re part of the most successful effort to conserve fish and wildlife in America—the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration programs. The effort has resulted in millions of acres of habitat saved and near-miraculous population increases in several species of game and sport fish.
If you’ve ever purchased firearms or ammunition, bows, arrows, fishing lures, rods and reels, hunting or fishing licenses or fueled up your boat — you’re part of the most successful effort to conserve fish and wildlife in America—the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration programs. The effort has resulted in millions of acres of habitat saved and near-miraculous population increases in several species of game and sport fish.

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Published by: shootingcouncil on May 22, 2012
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Historical Context of theWildlife and Sport Fish RestorationProgram
John F. OrganChristina ZarrellaU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
 
Origins
Late 1800s/early 1900’s
- wildlife conservationbecame established largely through the efforts of conservation organizations such as the Boone andCrockett Club as mostly a program of refuges, gamebreeding, law enforcement, predator control, andregulation of seasons and bag limits.
 
Conservation Pioneers
 Man and Nature -
George Perkins Marsh
 
 Yellowstone Park Protection Act
John Lacey 
Lacey Act
New York Zoological Society 
Madison Grant
Migratory Bird Treaty 

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