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Director's Corner

Dan Ashe served as FWS Director from June 2011 until January 2017. The following is an archive of blogs authored by Director Ashe during that time. This content is intended for historical reference only and not as a representation of current Service policy or opinion.

We Are Bringing Nature to the City

Last spring, I had the good fortune to go on a turkey hunt and bag my first wild turkey. Making the day even better; Wayne Hubbard, the host of Urban American Outdoors TV, was one of my hunting partners. 

Urban America Outdoors TV is the nation’s only African-American/diverse/urban television program devoted to outdoors recreational sports including, hunting and fishing.  

fishing derbyIn May, I got to take part in Urban America Outdoors's seventh annual Urban Kids Fishing Derby in Kansas City. Credit: UAO

I was thinking about that hunt, and the urban fishing derby later that weekend, recently as we mark Black History Month.

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