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Federal Aid Division

The Sport Fish & Wildlife Restoration programs are tremendous examples of true partnership programs between private industries, state governments, the federal government and the hunters, anglers and boaters. The manufacturers of firearms, ammunition, bows and arrows, rods, reels fishing tackle and fish finders pay an excise tax (3-12.4%) at first sale. Additionally, gasoline fuels are taxed and a portion of those dollars from motorboats and small engines are dedicated to the Sport Fish Restoration Program. The federal government collects these taxes and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service administers and disburses these funds to the state fish and wildlife agencies. Hunters, anglers, shooters and boaters ultimately pay these taxes through the purchase of products. It is these same people who benefit from these funds as the states must spend the money on sport fish and wildlife habitat restoration/development, population management, user access and facilities and education.

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Sport Fish Restoration Program

Boating Access Subprogram

Aquatic Resources Education Subprogram


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Wildlife Restoration Program

Enhanced Hunter Education Program

Basic Hunter Education Subprogram


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State Wildlife Grants

Endangered Species Act Grants

Partners for Fish & Wildlife


 Federal Aid Fisheries ManagementBig Game StudiesFederal Aid Wildlife Diversity Conservation

Oklahoma Boating Access SubprogramEnhanced Hunter Education ProgramFederal Aid Endangered Species - Section 6 Projects

Aquatic Resources Education ProgramEnhanced Hunter Education ProgramFederal Aid Partners Grants

Federal Aid Oklahoma Land Access Program