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Buying US Gear Helps US Fisheries

June 11, 2020 By: Spencer Durrant

In a recent post at Gink & Gasoline, Louis Cahill touches on a topic that many who hunt, or enjoy target shooting, are intimately familiar with. It’s the 10% excise tax on all hunting and fishing equipment that goes into a trust fund used only for financing fish and wildlife management. The fund was created by the Pittman-Robertson Act, and Cahill goes into detail on just how this impacts us fly anglers.

If you’ve never heard of the Pittman-Robertson Act, do yourself a favor and read Cahill’s piece.