For both sportsmen and fish-and-wildlife agencies, though, there might be some hope. Back in 2003 when Mitt Romney was still governor of Massachusetts, he tried to tap that state's fish-and-wildlife fund to help cure a general statewide deficit. Fortunately for anglers and hunters, he ran head-on into the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), who said that kind of monetary diversion is a no-no, at least not if Massachusetts wanted to retain some $4 million in annual federal wildlife aid. As reported at the time by the Boston Globe, Romney quickly back-pedaled, and the state legislature nixed the planned raid on fish-and- wildlife monies.