Hoeven: Interior Awards North Dakota More Than $15.5 Million for Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Fish and Wildlife Service has awarded more than $15.5 million to the State of North Dakota. The funds, which are derived from hunting and fishing activities, will be used by the North Dakota Game and Fish Department to support wildlife and sport fish conservation efforts. Details of the funding are as follows:

  • Wildlife Restoration Program Funding – $11,377,784 
  • Sport Fish Restoration Program Funding – $4,130,618

“North Dakota is home to a rich assortment of wildlife and some of the best hunting and fishing in the country,” Hoeven said. “States know best how to manage their wildlife resources and today’s funds will enable North Dakota Game and Fish to continue its work in maintaining and improving our state’s habitat to support wildlife.”