The preservation and management of wildlife populations would not be possible without excise taxes paid by manufacturers of firearms and ammunition and distributed through the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration program.
Since 1937 when the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act was enacted (today better known as the Pittman-Robertson Act), the manufacturers of firearms and ammunition have been part of a network consisting of sportsmen and women, state fish and wildlife agencies and USFWS to collect and distribute excise taxes—billions during this period—on their products for the benefit of wildlife conservation, hunter education and shooting ranges.
Partner with a Payer (http://partnerwithapayer.org/) is an initiative designed to strengthen ties between all excise tax-paying manufacturers—firearms and ammunition, archery equipment, marine and sportfishing equipment—and the state agencies that use these funds to conserve wildlife and habitats through the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration program of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
More info and resources at https://www.nssf.org/partner-with-payer/