Hunter Education Funding Sources
- The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service provides federal aid to state wildlife agencies to support a variety of hunting-related projects, including hunter education, land acquisition, and improvement of wildlife habitat. The Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration funding was established in 1937 by the Pittman-Robertson Act.
- State wildlife agencies sponsor the hunter education programs that are found in each state or province.
- Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) support various hunting activities.
- Some NGOs (Ducks Unlimited, Pheasants Forever, and Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation) work to save game species habitat.
- Others (the IHEA, the National Rifle Association, the Izaak Walton League, and the National Bowhunter Education Foundation) focus on educating hunters and promoting safe, responsible, ethical hunting practices and skills.
- Many firearm and archery manufacturers provide training materials to teach hunters how to use their products safely.
- Local hunting clubs, civic clubs, and businesses often provide the facilities and equipment for hunter education courses.