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Aurelia Skipwith standing by Necedah National Wildlife Refuge Vistor Center sign.
Aurelia Skipwith visits Necedah National Wildlife Refuge. Credit: USFWS

Senate Confirms Aurelia Skipwith as Director of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

December 12, 2019

Today, the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Aurelia Skipwith as Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service with a bipartisan vote of 52-39. Skipwith has served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks at the Department of the Interior since April 19, 2017. "I am truly honored to serve the American people under the leadership of President Trump and Secretary Bernhardt," says Service Director Skipwith.

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Two hunters in camop

The veteran's hunt is just one example of the work by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to promote outdoor opportunities of all types, including hunting, fishing and recreational opportunities on public lands. Credit: Brent Lawrence/USFWS

Veterans Discover Tranquility in Nature

December 10, 2019

"Being injured, I didn't know how I was going to go about living my life besides raising my kids and being at home. Being introduced to the outdoor sports is incredible. ... Being outdoors, I believe, is the best therapy you can get," says U.S. Army veteran Sal Trujillo. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and partners from the Washington Waterfowl Association's Lower Columbia Chapter and The Fallen Outdoors introduced 20 new and notice veterans to waterfowl hunting at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge Veterans Hunt.

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Two toms vie for hens' attention at Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge in Illinois.

Two toms vie for hens' attention at Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge in Illinois. Credit: Jim Osborn

Wild Facts About Wild Turkeys

November 26, 2019

Amuse your guests this Thanksgiving with these offbeat wild turkey facts. 

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