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New Hunting and Fishing Opportunities

 

 

Continuing the Department of the Interior’s efforts to increase recreational access on public lands, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced a proposal for new or expanded hunting and sport fishing opportunities for game species across 2.1 million acres at 90 national wildlife refuges and on the lands of one national fish hatchery. The proposed rule is available now on the Federal Register. Formal comments are accepted until July 6, 2021.

Press Release: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Promotes Public Access to Hunting and Fishing in Largest Expansion of Opportunities to Date.


2021-2022 Hunting and Sport Fishing Seasons »

Overview: 2021-2022 Hunting and Sport Fishing Seasons

In the Spring of 2021, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is proposing to open and expand hunting and sport fishing opportunities on national wildlife refuges for the 2021-2022 seasons. Hunting and sport fishing opportunities are authorized and provided on FWS-managed lands in accordance with federal, state, and tribal (where applicable) regulations and seasons.

The FWS is currently carrying out a public review and comment period process on these proposed openings and expansions prior to the 2021-2022 hunting and sport fishing season. To review the draft documents and proposals, see the information provided below or contact the Project Leader for each refuge (as identified below).

For questions on hunting or sport fishing opportunities, regulations, and access to specific refuges, please contact the Project Leader identified for that refuge. For general questions about hunting and sport fishing opportunities, please contact Bernardo Garza, Regional Hunting and Sport Fishing Coordinator, at 303-236-4377 or bernardo_garza@fws.gov.


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A map showing the borders of Waubay NWR in northeast South Dakota

Waubay National Wildlife Refuge Boundary Map with Hunting and Closed Areas. View Full Screen.


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2020-2021 Hunting and Sport Fishing Seasons »

Overview: 2020-2021 Hunting and Sport Fishing Seasons

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed expanding hunting and fishing opportunities on several national wildlife refuges and national fish hatcheries for the 2020-2021 hunting and fishing season. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service accepted public comments from April 1-30, 2020.

To learn more, please explore the specific information provided for each national wildlife refuge and/or national fish hatchery of interest.


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2019-2020 Hunting and Sport Fishing Seasons »

Overview: 2019-2020 Hunting and Sport Fishing Season

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed expanding hunting and fishing opportunities on several national wildlife refuges and national fish hatcheries for the 2019-2020 hunting and fishing season. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service accepted public comments from May 23 to June 21, 2019.

To learn more, please explore the specific information provided for each national wildlife refuge and/or national fish hatchery of interest.


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Last modified: May 20, 2021
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