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Louisiana Women in the Wild Participants Experience First Deer Hunt

Nov. 13, 2012 — The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF), in conjunction with Cabela’s, held a lottery deer hunt for the Louisiana Women in the Wild-Hunting Basics Workshopparticipants on October 27-28, 2012 at the Atchafalaya Delta Wildlife Management Area. The five ladies selected arrived on the island on…


Celebrate Fall at a National Wildlife Refuge Near You

Whether it’s watching butterflies, taking a guided birding tour or learning about cultural resources, this year celebrate fall with the diversity of the National Wildlife Refuge System. And it’s a great opportunity to find a family event in your community. The National Wildlife Refuge System, managed by the U.S. Fish…


U.S. Designates Upper Mississippi River Floodplains a Wetland of International Importance

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announced approval of portions of the Upper Mississippi River, including the Midwest’s largest national wildlife refuge, as a Wetland of International Importance. In making the announcement, Secretary Salazar said, “The ecological, social, and economic values of the Upper Mississippi River make it one…


Service approves Cherry Valley National Wildlife Refuge in Pennsylvania

H. Dale Hall, Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Marvin Moriarty, the agency’s northeast regional director, announced today that the Service has approved a new national wildlife refuge in eastern Pennsylvania’s Cherry Valley. The Service has established a boundary for the refuge, encompassing 20,466 acres in Monroe…


Take a North American Wildlife Safari At a National Wildlife Refuge Near You

Sleigh rides amidst thousands of elk wintering in Wyoming; trolley tours of bison roaming newly restored prairie in Colorado; a drive along lakes and marshes in Florida where alligators are commonly seen.  These are just some of the opportunities national wildlife refuges offer visitors who want to see charismatic wild…


Minnesota’s Agassiz Refuge To Open To Muzzleloader Hunting

Due to recent revisions to federal and state rules, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will open Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) for the first time to muzzleloader deer hunting. The season opens Nov. 29 and closes Dec. 14. According to Margaret Anderson, Agassiz NWR manager, this new hunting opportunity…


Study Assesses Feasibility of New National Wildlife Refuge in Cherry Valley

Service to Hold Public Meetings in November, Invites Public Comments Through December 5 Monroe County, Penn. – The findings in a report released by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) evaluate the potential for a new national wildlife refuge in Monroe County, Pennsylvania. The agency is accepting comments through…


Celebrate National Wildlife Refuge Week in Your State October 12-18, 2008

Whether it’s taking a walk among the fall colors, spotting a rare bird species, or learning about the cultural resources that are part of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s conservation mission, National Wildlife Refuge Week, October 12-18, 2008, celebrates the diversity and resources of America’s 548 national wildlife refuges. …


Celebrate National Wildlife Refuge Week in Your State October 12-18, 2008

Whether it’s taking a walk among the fall colors, spotting a rare bird species, or learning about the cultural resources that are part of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s conservation mission, National Wildlife Refuge Week, October 12-18, 2008, celebrates the diversity and resources of America’s 548 national wildlife refuges. …


Arkansas in Second Year of Project to Test Convenience of Electronic Duck Stamp

LITTLE ROCK – In an effort to make federal duck stamp purchasing more convenient, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is beginning the second year of a three year program to test electronic stamps. The AGFC, in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, is testing the pilot program…