Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Hunting Heritage Foundation Releases PSA About 75th Anniversary Of Wildlife Restoration
The Hunting Heritage Foundation, a non-profit organization established by recently-retired Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Director Corky Pugh, has released a 30-second PSA featuring motor- racing legend Bobby Allison talking about the 75th Anniversary of Wildlife Restoration. The PSA includes recorded sounds of whitetail deer, wild turkey, and bald eagle, and drives home the point that hunters have paid for restoration of these species.
Hunting Heritage Foundation Executive Director Pugh said, "Most Americans don't have a clue that hunters pay for wildlife resources enjoyed by everyone. Bobby Allison and the folks at the Motor Racing Network very graciously helped with this PSA aimed at setting the record straight."
The PSA has been distributed to over 550 Motor Racing Network stations nationwide and to all Alabama radio stations. The PSA is available to any and all to use as they see fit. You can hear it and download it by going to www.huntingheritagefoundation.com
Since 1937, hunters have paid for management and protection of wildlife resources through their hunting license purchases and federal excise taxes on hunting arms and ammunition, collected at the manufacturers' level. 11 cents of every dollar spent for guns, ammunition, and archery equipment goes to the states to use in making sure that there are abundant and healthy wildlife populations. State hunting license revenues are matched 3-to-1 for use in biologically-sound wildlife management and related activities.
As Bobby Allison says in the PSA, "Thank the hunter."