Conservation can be quiet, as Silencer Central proves! Silencer Central recently partnered with Outdoor Stewards of Conservation Foundation (OSCF) and South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks to recognize the significant contributions made by hunters and targets shooters, as well as industry manufacturers that support wildlife conservation efforts across the country through the Pittman-Robertson Act.
As part of their ongoing commitment to conservation, OSCF has developed a video series titled 'Connecting with Conservation,' where they collaborate with industry manufacturers and state fish and wildlife agencies. The latest installment of this series showcases a visit to South Dakota and Silencer Central’s Sioux Falls headquarters, shedding light on the remarkable conservation efforts taking place in the state.
“We are proud to connect with and visit Silencer Central. It was great to learn of their dedication to conservation. By donating millions of dollars’ worth of their suppressors to conservation groups they truly are making a difference.,” said Outdoor Stewards of Conservation Foundation’s Executive Director Jim Curcuruto. “By contributing $3.6 billion each year, America’s 60+ million active HATS (Hunters, Anglers, Trappers and Shooters) are truly the primary funders of wildlife conservation in America, and we appreciate Silencer Central helping to spread that message.”
The Pittman-Robertson Act, also known as the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration, generates funds from an excise tax on select outdoor products and goes to benefit projects such as land acquisition and improvement of wildlife habitat, introduction of wildlife into suitable habitat, research, surveys and inventories of wildlife populations, and hunter education programs, including construction and operation of public target shooting ranges.
"As more people hunt and target shoot, more money goes to conservation," said Brandon Maddox, CEO of Silencer Central. "We are proud to partner with a variety of conservation organizations to expand this initiative and we're honored to host OSCF at our headquarters."
Over the past 86 years, the partnership between hunters, sport shooters and outdoor industry manufacturers has become the largest contributor to wildlife conservation and public access to natural resources in America. In just the past five years, nearly $5 billion has been collected from outdoor industry manufacturers and made available to state wildlife agencies for their conservation efforts. If you'd like to check out the whole "Connecting with Conservation" series, you can find it right here!