Game and Fish Budget Stabilizes With Increased Gun and Ammo Sales

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CHEYENNE — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department budget has been stabilized with additional revenue from increased gun and ammo sales.

During a Tuesday Joint Appropriations Committee Budget Hearing Director Scott Talbott said that an almost exponential increase in federal funds associated with gun and ammo sales has wiped out Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s looming budget crisis.

The increase in sales can be linked to gun control efforts in Washington D.C. according to Talbott.

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In his 2017-2018 budget plan, Governor Matt Mead said that the increase in taxes is not a long-term solution. Mead said he is looking towards the task force that was formed to address the agency’s budget crisis for long-term solutions.