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California Sportsmen Again Face Raid on Wildlife Funds
« on: January 15, 2010, 11:07:00 AM »
California Sportsmen Again Face Raid on Wildlife Funds

With California facing a $21 billion budget deficit, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is again proposing to divert millions of dollars in funding from hunting and fishing programs for non game uses Ė a move which would likely result in significantly less hunting and fishing opportunities for California sportsmen. 

The proposal from Gov. Schwarzenegger was made public with the release of the FY 2010/2011 state budget plan.  However, no specific details were provided as to where the cuts would be made.  As with most states, wildlife management and conservation funding in California is largely paid for by sportsmen through their hunting and fishing license and related stamp and tag fees rather than through general tax revenues.  Additionally, any misuse of hunting license dollars would put into jeopardy millions more in matching federal funds.  The loss of this funding would have a devastating impact on the stateís conservation efforts.

The situation faced by Golden State sportsmen is similar to what happened last year when the U.S. Sportsmenís Alliance (USSA), the California Outdoor Heritage Alliance and others joined forces to stop wildlife fund diversions within the 2009 budget. 

Take Action!  California sportsmen should contact their state legislators and Gov. Schwarzenegger in opposition to this diversion of sportsmenís dollars. To contact your state legislators use the Legislative Action Center.  To contact Gov. Schwarzenegger call (916) 445-2841.

Courtesy of the U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance
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