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Biologists Resume Research Studies In Colorado and Utah in Effort To Recover Endangered Fish

LAKEWOOD, Colo. ? The Upper Colorado River Endangered Fish Recovery Program (Recovery Program) announced today that research studies have resumed in sections of river in the Upper Colorado River Basin in Colorado and Utah to help recover four species of endangered fish ? the humpback chub, bonytail, Colorado pikeminnow and…


2008-2009 Federal Duck Stamp First Day of Sale to be Hosted by Bass Pro Shops

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced this year’s First Day of Sale ceremony for the 2008-2009 Federal Duck Stamp will be hosted by Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, located in Arundel Mills, near Baltimore, Maryland.  Bass Pro Shops will also sponsor First Day of Sale events in all…


Economic Impact of the 2007 Pheasant Hunting Season Hits Record Level

PIERRE, S.D.—The combination of 1.5 million acres of marginal cropland enrolled into the Conservation Reserve Program and favorable nesting and brood-rearing weather conditions set the stage for something special last fall in South Dakota. With the highest pre-season pheasant population since 1945, approximately 78,000 resident and 103,000 nonresident pheasant hunters…


DNR Aiming to Retain Anglers Through New Campaign

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources aims to lure folks back into fishing this season through a combination of direct mail, digital billboard and radio advertising, and other outreach efforts. The agency, which issued just under 1.4 million fishing licenses last year, recently mailed 40,000 reminder postcards to former anglers…


Continued Cosures Required To Repair Flooded WMAs

ARKANSAS CITY – Floodwaters are beginning to recede in southeast Arkansas and other parts of the state, and as rivers and streams continue to fall, outdoorsmen will be interested in returning to deer camps, houses and other dwellings to assess damages. There also will be anglers looking to try their…


U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Critical Habitat for the Louisiana Black Bear

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today published a proposed rule to designate approximately 1,330,000 acres of land in 15 Louisiana Parishes (Avoyelles, East Carroll, Catahoula, Concordia, Franklin, Iberia, Iberville, Madison, Pointe Coupee, Richland, St. Martin, St. Mary, Tensas, West Carroll, and West Feliciana) as critical habitat under the Endangered…


Longfin Smelt to be Considered for Possible Federal Protection under ESA; Service finds petition contains sufficient Information to Conduct Next-Step Study

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) today announced its determination that a petition has presented sufficient information about the imperiled condition of the longfin smelt to initiate a status review and consider listing it for protection under the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA). The Service’s determination today, commonly known…


Interior Department Awards Grants to States to Conserve Imperiled Wildlife

Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne announced today the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will award state and territorial wildlife agencies more than $60 million to help conserve and recover imperiled wildlife through the State Wildlife Grant Program. The grant program is designed to provide annual funding to all state and territorial…


Upper Pahranagat Lake Draw-Down 2008

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is keeping water levels low in Upper Pahranagat Lake due to concerns about the physical integrity of the outflow structure. An inspection of the outflow structure was completed in October, 2007, which determined that the structure was in poor condition and required replacement. Refuge…


Pendills Creek National Fish Hatchery Closed to Public for Raceway Construction

The Pendills Creek National Fish Hatchery in Brimley, Mich., will be closed to the public for extensive renovation May 1 to November 15, 2008. The hatchery will receive 16 new rearing units or “raceways” to replace the original units that were constructed in the 1950s. The raceways will average 30…