Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How can I get Service publications or information on fish, wildlife, and plant species?
To obtain a publication or information on wildlife species, employees should call the Service's Fulfillment Center at 304/876-7203 or fax a request to 304/876-7689. The general public should be advised to use 800/344-WILD. Electronic files of many publications are available on the Web at
Where can I get visitor information about refuges?
You can get visitor
information directly from the individual refuges. For information about
the Refuge System call 800/344-WILD or 703/358-1744, or visit the Web
Where can I get visitor information about fish hatcheries?
You can get visitor information directly from individual
hatcheries. The "Federal & State Listing of Fishery Offices" has
hatchery addresses and phone numbers, and can be obtained by calling
304/876-7203 or 703/358-1715. Hatchery addresses are also available at
Where can I get information about bird houses and feeders?
about bird houses and feeders by calling 800/344-WILD or Migratory Bird
Management at 703/358-1714, or visit the Web at
How do I find America the Beautiful – the National Parks and Federal Recreational Land Passes (replaced Golden Eagle and Golden Age Passports)?
Call 888/ASK-USGS or go to Website www.recreation.gov.
Where do I go for hunting and fishing licenses?
and fishing regulations and licenses are issued by State fish and wildlife
or natural resources agencies and are available at most places where
hunting and fishing gear is sold. If you want to hunt migratory birds
(ducks, geese, etc.), you will also need a Federal Duck Stamp. For State
contacts, see State Fish and Wildlife Agencies in this guide or at
Where can I purchase a Federal Duck Stamp?
The $15 duck stamps are available at U.S. Post Offices, WalMarts, Kmarts, sporting goods stores, and many national wildlife refuges. Stamps can be ordered and sent overnight by calling either 800/DUCK499 or 800/STAMP24.
How do I report bird bands?
What kinds of grants and other financial assistance are available from the Service?
How do I get a job with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service?
Jobs can be found at <jobsearch.usajobs.opm.gov/a9fws.asp>.
This link will display the current vacancies. New vacancies
Are there opportunities to volunteer with the Service?
Yes. You can receive volunteer information by calling
800/344 WILD, or visit the Web at