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Young angler at a Service fishing derby.
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Service announces 2014 expansion of hunting, fishing opportunities in Refuge System

Service Director Dan Ashe recently announced that the agency will expand hunting and fishing opportunities throughout the National Wildlife Refuge System, opening up new hunting programs on six refuges and expanding existing hunting and fishing programs on another 20 refuges. The rule also modifies existing refuge-specific regulations for more than 75 additional refuges and wetland management districts. Shawangunk Grasslands National Wildlife Refuge in New York and Cherry Valley National Wildlife Refuge in Pennsylvania will both open up to hunting for the first time. Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge in Maine and Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge in New England will expand huting and sport fishing opportunities. The Service manages its hunting and fishing programs on refuges to ensure sustainable wildlife populations, while offering traditional wildlife-dependent recreation on public lands.

News release
Guide to hunting in refuges
Guide to fishing in refuges

Published on: Thursday, March 06,2014

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