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Hunter education course review and summary

The Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act (also known as the Pittman-Robertson Act) was approved by Congress in 1937. Through federal excise taxes on sporting arms, ammunition, and archery equipment, the Act provides funding for managing wildlife habitat, hunter education programs, and public target ranges.

Missouri Department of Conservation

The Missouri Department of Conservation sponsors and manages hunter education programs. The Department receives its funding from the 18 of 1% dedicated sales tax; fees from hunting permits; federal funds and grants; and sales, rentals, and other miscellaneous income. The Department does not receive any monies from fines collected for game law violations.

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Other sources of hunter education funding and support include national hunter/bowhunter education organizations (such as NBEF), Missouri conservation and non-government organizations (such as the Missouri Hunting Federation), hunting equipment manufacturers, and local organizations.