Hoeven Announces More Than $14 Million in Fish & Wildlife Service Grants to Support Outdoor Recreation

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has awarded two grants totaling $14.3 million to support hunting and fishing in North Dakota. The funds are made available through USFWS’ Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration program, which helps states maintain and restore fish and wildlife resources, educate hunters and support sport shooting ranges.

“Hunting, fishing and other outdoor recreation is not only an important part of our state’s heritage, it is a driver of our economy,” Hoeven said. “People travel from across the country to enjoy North Dakota’s beautiful landscapes and great sporting opportunities. Today’s awards will help ensure the ongoing viability of our fish and wildlife stocks for both our residents and visitors, while also supporting the education and safety of our hunters and fishers.”

The details of today’s awards are as follows:

  • Wildlife Restoration - $10,085,485
  • Sport Fish Restoration - $4,233,305