Videos

Partner With A Payer

A National Initiative

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife service and state fish and wildlife agencies have partnered with industry for more than 90 years to make conservation happen. Partner with a Payer makes this relationship even stronger: watch this 45-second video and join us!  

Great Swamp Field Tour

Duck Banding and Conservation Funding with the NSSF

The National Shooting Sports Foundation, along with Sig Sauer and American Outdoor Brands join Rhode Island Fish and Wildlife in the field at Great Swamp Management Area for a tour of how Pittman-Robertson funding is used on the ground. Video produced by the National Shooting Sports Foundation and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 

Enduring Partnerships

Ensuring Fishing and Boating Opportunities in America

Celebrating the partnerships among industry, state fish and wildlife agencies and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service which have aided sport fish conservation and increased angling and boating opportunities nationwide. Film produced  with the American Sportfishing Association, the American Fly Fishing Trade Association, the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Enduring Partnerships

Ensuring Hunting and Shooting Opportunities in America

Celebrating the partnerships among industry, state fish and wildlife agencies and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service which have aided wildlife  conservation and increased hunting and shooting opportunities nationwide. Film produced with the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the Archery Trade Association, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Waterfowl and WMAs

How Wildlife Restoration funding provides crucial habitat for waterfowl and opportunities for hunting on state owned public land

Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) managed by state fish and wildlife agencies provide important waterfowl habitat and countless opportunities for public hunting across the country. See two examples, Bayou Meto WMA in Arkansas and Perch River WMA in New York, and hear biologists talk about how excise taxes from the Pittman-Robertson Act support these incredible resources for wildlife and people. 

Black Bear Den Visit

How Wildlife Restoration funding helps study and manage one of North America's largest mammals

Join the Partner with a Payer initiative and the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) on a virtual research visit to a black bear den and learn how Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration funding helps to study and manage this species all over North America.

The Striped Bass Recovery

An Ocean of Opportunity

After a massive decline in the 1970s, state and federal agencies banded together to recover the iconic striped bass on the Atlantic coast, supported in part by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Sport Fish Restoration Program with funds from the manufacture of fishing and boating equipment. By the mid-1990s, after years of dedication, science, and funding, striped bass stocks had rebounded. Film produced by the Northwoods Collective and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Restoring Elk in West Virginia

Excise taxes help fund a historic recovery effort

Elk are back on the landscape in West Virginia for the first time since 1875. This restoration is the result of a joint effort of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program, and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. See the full RMEF video here: https://www.rmef.org/elk-network/home-sweet-home/

Conservation of the American Black Bear

A trip to the field with Thompson/Center Arms

Staff members from T/C arms and the NSSF joined biologists from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, and MassWildlife to see conservation science in action. Research on black bears is paid for by Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration funds, which are the result of excise taxes on the sale of firearms, ammunition, archery and fishing equipment, and motorboat fuel. Video produced by Thompson/Center with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Fishing in Pennsylvania with ASA and Felmlee Lures

Supporting our sport

Felmlee Lures President Michael Flanagan talks with American Sportfishing Association President Glenn Hughes and Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission Executive Director Tim Schaeffer about conservation & fishing in Pennsylvania and across the country. Video produced by Felmlee Lures, the American Sportfishing Association, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Measuring Waterfowl Populations

Duck Banding and Conservation Funding with the NSSF

This duck banding mission performed by the CT DNR serves as one example of how Pittman-Roberson excise taxes, which are paid by the firearms and ammunition industries on behalf of sportsmen and -women, contribute directly to wildlife conservation efforts. Video produced by the National Shooting Sports Foundation and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 

Conserving Black Bears in Connecticut with Colt

Visiting a Bear Den with CT DEEP

Colt joined biologists from the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Wildlife and Sportfish Restoration Program to learn about the black bear conservation funded by the 10% and 11% excise tax on the manufacture of firearms and ammunition. Video produced by Colt, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 

Prescribed Fires with MassWildlife and T/C Arms

Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration funding helps create key habitat

See a prescribed fire crew in action, from a visit to the field as part of the Partner with a Payer initiative. Projects like this are funded by the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program through federal excise taxes on the sale of firearms, ammunition and archery equipment. These burns require careful planning and execution, and are important to maintain and create new habitat for wildlife. Video courtesy of Thompson/Center Arms.