Big Game Hunting Program on Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge Now Open for Public Comment

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) has announced the Compatibility Determination for big game hunting of white-tailed deer, sika, and wild turkey on Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge is available for public comment.  The Service developed this compatibility determination to facilitate the evaluation of the proposed refuge use, including anticipated impacts of the activity and stipulations to ensure compatibility.

The compatibility determination is available for viewing at the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge headquarters, or in PDF format by clicking here. Comments should be submitted in writing to the attention of Mr. Matt Whitbeck, Wildlife Biologist, at Chesapeake Marshlands NWRC, 2145 Key Wallace Drive, Cambridge, MD 21613; or   Comments will be accepted until April 14, 2017.