The bison rut is under way at National Bison Range in Montana. When you see the herd, roll your windows down and turn off the car to hear the grunts and bellows. Credit: Eugene Beckes
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Service Proposes Liberal Waterfowl Hunting Season Frameworks

August 01, 2014

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposes liberal hunting season lengths and bag limits for the upcoming 2014-15 late waterfowl seasons. States will select their individual seasons from within the federal frameworks that establish the earliest beginning and latest ending dates and the maximum season length and bag limits. According to the Service’s 2014 Waterfowl Population Status Report, population estimates for most species of ducks remained strong for this breeding season.

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Species of conservation need such as the New England cottontail (pictured), wood turtle and several species of bat will benefit from this year's competitive State Wildlife Grants. Credit: USFWS

The bison rut is under way at National Bison Range in Montana. When you see the herd, roll your windows down and turn off the car to hear the grunts and bellows. Credit: Eugene Beckes

Don’t Let Summer Fly By Without a Visit to a National Wildlife Refuge!

August 01, 2014

Make the most of summer by visiting a national wildlife refuge. Take a bird walk, go on a moonlight hike, paddle on a river or listen to a history talk. Choose from lots of events. Bring your family and friends. Come away wowed. Learn how the Refuge System is protecting your natural heritage.

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Both rhino poaching and black market trade have surged in response to increased demand for rhino horn. Credit: Yoky/Wikimedia Commons

Both rhino poaching and black market trade have surged in response to increased demand for rhino horn. Credit: Yoky/Wikimedia Commons

Canadian Antiques Dealer Indicted for Wildlife Trafficking

July 30, 2014

The owner and president of an antiques company based in British Columbia has been indicted in New York on conspiracy charges in connection with the smuggling of more than $500,000 worth of rhino horn, elephant ivory and other wildlife products from the United States to Canada. The defendant, who was investigated by the Service and Environment Canada as part of Operation Crash, was arrested last March in the Bronx after buying two black rhino horns from undercover special agents.

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Video outlines a $1.65 million beach habitat restoration project along the shores of Delaware Bay that is already benefiting native horseshoe crabs and migrating shorebirds. Credit: USFWS

Video outlines a $1.65 million beach habitat restoration project along the shores of Delaware Bay that is already benefiting native horseshoe crabs and migrating shorebirds. Credit: USFWS

Coastal Communities, Wildlife Rebound After Hurricane Sandy

July 23, 2014

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has launched the first in a series of videos highlighting communities impacted by Hurricane Sandy and their journey toward recovery. This first video outlines a $1.65 million beach habitat restoration project along the shores of Delaware Bay that will benefit native horseshoe crabs and migrating shorebirds. At the same time, the project will help local communities like Middle Township, New Jersey, whose Mayor Tim Donohue describes how strengthening natural defenses will also protect homes and support the area's ecotourism industry. The beach restoration project is among 31 resilience projects managed by the Service and supported by funding from the Department of the Interior through the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2013.

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