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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. 

Fact #1: Turkeys Do More Than Gobble »


Northern pintails in flight

Northern pintails in flight Credit: J. Kelly/USFWS

Service Improves Permit Application System

November 25, 2019

In an effort to simplify, expedite and improve the permit application process, the public can now apply, and pay for, certain U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service permits online. Prior to developing an electronic permitting system, applicants had to apply for permits through mail with paper checks. The new system will allow users to apply, and pay for, certain international affairs and migratory birds permits through a user-friendly database and pay.gov, a secure electronic payment system. 

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View of the Green River National Wildlife Refuge in Kentucky.

Wetland area at Green River National Wildlife Refuge in Kentucky. Credit: USFWS

Service Unveils New National Wildlife Refuge in Kentucky

November 22, 2019

Today, U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt, along with U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Service Principal Deputy Director Margaret Everson, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources and other officials, announced the establishment of the Green River National Wildlife Refuge near the confluence of the Ohio and Green rivers in Henderson, Kentucky. This is the 568th refuge in the National Wildlife Refuge System.

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