Want to help save the U.S. economy and conserve our wild spaces? Then keep hunting and fishing. A recent analysis conducted for the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies found that excise taxes collected on hunting and shooting equipment had an annual return on investment of 1,100 percent. Sport fishing gear created an annual return on investment of 2,157 percent. What exactly does that mean? It means that buying hunting and fishing equipment and licenses is about the best investment you can make if you care about conservation.