MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says a $500,000 grant to a politically connected sportsmen's group has been rescinded at the request of Gov. Scott Walker.
In a statement, Secretary Cathy Stepp said Walker canceled the grant to United Sportsmen of Wisconsin, which was to recruit sportsmen and women for hunting, trapping and fishing.
The grant came under scrutiny recently after questions were raised about United Sportsmen's federal tax-exempt status. President Andy Pantzlaff assured members of the grant committee that the group had secured tax-exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service. But Wednesday, the group issued a statement saying Pantzlaff was mistaken.
The grant cancellation also came shortly after the Journal Sentinel asked state officials about a 2005 case in which Pantzlaff was cited for hunting with an improper license.
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