Sportsmen’s groups are concerned about federal budget cuts. Among those is the cut to wetlands habitat. That habitat is being decreased by at least 80,000 acres per year across the United States. Wetlands habitat are some of the most critical habitat for fish and wildlife. Scott Yake from Ducks Unlimited says it makes no sense when the private sector is out spending the government on a two to one basis.

Much of the money for wildlife habitat comes in the form of excise taxes levied on sportsmen such as the Robertson Pittman Act and other revenue generating methods such as duck stamps.