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Service to Announce New and Expanded Hunting and Fishing Programs on National Wildlife Refuges



September 13, 2005

Matt Huggler, (202) 208-5634


The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will announce the addition of hunting and fishing programs on six national wildlife refuges across the nation, as well as the expansion of hunting and fishing opportunities at seven additional refuges on Tuesday, September 13. Acting Service Director Matt Hogan will conduct a media teleconference call to announce the expanded hunting and fishing opportunities.

The new programs will take effect on refuges in Alabama, California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Minnesota and New Hampshire, bringing the total number of refuges with hunting programs to more than 300 nationwide. Approximately 270 refuges now have fishing programs, while an additional 37 Wetland Management Districts are open to hunting and fishing.

In addition, the Service will expand recreational hunting and fishing opportunities on seven wildlife refuges in California, Maine, Massachusetts, Missouri, New York; and Washington.


Acting Service Director Matt Hogan


Media teleconference call to announce expanded hunting and fishing opportunities on National Wildlife Refuges


Tuesday, September 13, 2005, 12:00 p.m. EST.

Call in Information:

USA Toll Free Number: 888-469-0492
LEADER: Matt Huggler
For security reasons, the passcode and the leader's name will be required to join this call.


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