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Service to Announce New and Expanded Hunting and Fishing Programs on National Wildlife Refuges


 

MEDIA ADVISORY
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 13, 2005

Contacts:
Matt Huggler, (202) 208-5634

 

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will announce the addition of hunting and fishing programs on six national wildlife refuges across the nation, as well as the expansion of hunting and fishing opportunities at seven additional refuges on Tuesday, September 13. Acting Service Director Matt Hogan will conduct a media teleconference call to announce the expanded hunting and fishing opportunities.

The new programs will take effect on refuges in Alabama, California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Minnesota and New Hampshire, bringing the total number of refuges with hunting programs to more than 300 nationwide. Approximately 270 refuges now have fishing programs, while an additional 37 Wetland Management Districts are open to hunting and fishing.

In addition, the Service will expand recreational hunting and fishing opportunities on seven wildlife refuges in California, Maine, Massachusetts, Missouri, New York; and Washington.

Who:

Acting Service Director Matt Hogan

What:

Media teleconference call to announce expanded hunting and fishing opportunities on National Wildlife Refuges

When:

Tuesday, September 13, 2005, 12:00 p.m. EST.

Call in Information:

USA Toll Free Number: 888-469-0492
LEADER: Matt Huggler
PASSCODE: REFUGE
For security reasons, the passcode and the leader's name will be required to join this call.

 


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