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Harvest Strategy for Scaup Set

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Service Regulations Committee met with consultants for the Flyway Councils to begin deliberations on the waterfowl hunting regulations for the upcoming fall season. Among a number of key issues addressed by the Regulations Committee this year was a harvest strategy for scaup. “Hunters are…


Fish Disease Found in Ohio Reservoir

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has confirmed that viral hemorrhagic septicemia (VHSv), a virus that causes disease in fish but does not pose any threat to public health, was confirmed present in muskellunge sampled during routine egg collection in Clear Fork Reservoir in late April. The virus was found…


Secretary of the Interior Kempthorne Announces Historic Addition for Glacial Ridge National Wildlife Refuge in Northwest Minnesota

As part of a suite of wetlands acquisitions and conservation grant approvals, the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission approved $4 million to purchase more than 18,000 acres of prairie wetland and associated grassland habitat for the Glacial Ridge National Wildlife Refuge in northwestern Minnesota ? one of the largest purchases in…


New Magazine Highlights Fisheries Conservation Work

It’s been 137 years in the making.  Conserving America’s fisheries since 1871, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has launched Eddies: Reflections on Fisheries Conservation — a new quarterly magazine focused on the Service’s Fisheries Program. Eddies highlights the aquatic conservation work of the Service’s Fisheries Program and its partners….


Search for Invasive Fish and Lethal Fish Disease Resumes in the Illinois Waterway

New Transmitter Technology Allows Real-time Tracking of Asian Carp Movements The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and its federal, state and regional partners, including Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium, will resume annual search efforts in the Illinois Waterway from the Chicago suburbs to near Havana, Ill., for three species of invasive fish,…


U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes to Expand Hunting Opportunities on Three Midwest Region National Wildlife Refuges

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today opened a 30-day public comment period on a proposal to add one national wildlife refuge to the list of areas open for hunting during the 2008-09 season and increase hunting opportunities on two other refuges in the Midwest Region. Initially proposed in July…


U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Proposes to Expand Hunting and Fishing Opportunities

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today opened a 30-day public comment period on a proposal to add one national wildlife refuge to the list of areas open for hunting during the 2008-09 season and increase hunting opportunities at six other refuges. The Service today also published a final rule…


Give Dad the Gift of Good Health for Father’s Day this Year

The U.S. Department of Interior and the National Institutes of Health’s We Can! program–a national education program to help children maintain a healthy weight–are encouraging children and families to get outside and play at a nearby national park or national wildlife refuge this weekend and beyond. Father’s Day (Sunday, June…


Great Texas Birding Classic Teams Award Conservation Grants

AUSTIN, Texas – Winning teams in the 2008 Great Texas Birding Classic have awarded their conservation prize money to fund seven habitat projects totaling $73,000 along the Texas coast. Touted as the world’s longest birding competition, the Birding Classic has funded a total of $651,000 for avian habitat conservation since…


Now is the Time to Plant Fields for Fall Mourning Dove Hunts

Dove hunters still have time to plant fields to attract doves during the upcoming season, according to a wildlife biologist with the S.C. Department of Natural Resources. The mourning dove is the most popular game species in the Southeast, and South Carolina is blessed with an abundance of these speedy…