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Hunting license sales generate
record funding for conservation

Updated: January 31, 2007, 6:17 PM ET
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service — Feb. 1, 2007

NEWTOWN, Conn. — A new report shows 25 states performed better than the national rate in sales of hunting licenses, tags and stamps in 2005.

Altogether, national sales, the main funding mechanism for state conservation agencies, set a new record, topping $723 million. The 2005 figures, just released by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, show total sales rose 2.8 percent from the previous year, while the number of customers slipped 1.4 percent, from 14.7 million to 14.5 million. ...

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