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March 28, 2018 | 3 minute read
Feral pigs are widely considered a nuisance species. The wild hogs cause an estimated $1.5 billion in property damage every year all over the United States on both public and private lands, according to the Mississippi State University Center for Resolving Human-Wildlife Conflicts. They are an invasive species that can disrupt entire food chains. “They’re really bad for the ecosystem,” said Craig Sasser, refuge manager at Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge in South Carolina. Learn more...
February 14, 2018 | 5 minute read
It started with quail, and then the woodpeckers upped the stakes. Cam Lanier owned one large quail-hunting plantation not far from his home in Lanett, Alabama, named Sehoy, and part of another next door, named Enon. But a timber company owned the other section of Enon Plantation. Cam Lanier bought Enon and Sehoy Plantations for quail hunting, but has added conservation of red-cockaded woodpeckers as a purpose. Photo courtesy of Cam Lanier. Learn more...
February 12, 2018 | 7 minute read
Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge, Alabama – “Some of the best memories are made even if you don’t pull the trigger” is a saying that circulates among some hunters. At 4:30 a.m., 12-year-old Lane Bowie is scrunched in the backseat of his grandpa’s truck playing a video game on his phone, one that involves frantic thumb movements and never-ending explosions on the little screen. At about 4:30 a. Learn more...
March 20, 2018 | 3 minute read
Midway, Florida – Today, the U.S. Department of the Interior announced $26,588,009 million in funding for Florida from revenues generated by the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration and Dingell-Johnson Sport Fish Restoration acts. The announcement was made by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Principal Deputy Director Greg Sheehan from the Joe Budd Youth Conservation Center, which provides students the opportunity to learn about aquatic ecology, archery, angling and hunting in a natural setting. Read the full story...
March 20, 2018 | 4 minute read
Horicon, Wisconsin – Today U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke traveled to Horicon, Wisconsin, where he announced more than $1.1 billion in annual national funding for state wildlife agencies from revenues generated by the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration and Dingell-Johnson Sport Fish Restoration (PRDJ) acts. The Secretary presented a ceremonial check to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources for $34,966,603 while visiting the Horicon Marsh State Wildlife Area. Download state-by-state listings of the final Fiscal Year 2018 apportionments of the Wildlife Restoration Program fund and the Sport Fish Restoration Program fund. Read the full story...
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service expands hunting and fishing opportunities at 10 national wildlife refuges
November 7, 2017 | 4 minute read
In a continuing effort to increase access to hunting and fishing on public lands, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced a final rule to open or expand opportunities across 132,000 acres on 10 national wildlife refuges. This will bring the number of refuges where the public may hunt up to 373 and up to 311 where fishing is permitted. Hunting, fishing and other outdoor activities contributed more than $156. Read the full story...
October 16, 2017 | 2 minute read
Mt. Pleasant, Georgia – On Monday, October 16, the Department of Natural Resources will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony to announce the acquisition of the final phase of more than 19,000 acres purchased for the Sansavilla Wildlife Management Area. Featuring 12 miles of Altamaha River frontage and one of the largest gopher tortoise populations in Georgia, the area provides fishing opportunities, wildlife watching locations, canoeing, boating, and hunting for deer, turkey, and small game species. Read the full story...
On eve of early waterfowl hunting season, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Merritt Island NWR urges caution related to Hurricane Irma damage
September 15, 2017 | 2 minute read
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today urged waterfowl hunters to use caution on the eve of Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge’s early waterfowl season pointing to damage and access challenges in Hurricane Irma’s wake. The early waterfowl season is set to run from September 16 through September 24. The early teal season will be open as planned this year. Reaching some areas will be challenging. Hunters should expect high water levels, storm damage and submerged debris. Read the full story...
Secretary Zinke announces boost to wetland, waterfowl conservation, access to public lands through conservation grants, federal duck stamp funds
September 7, 2017 | 5 minute read
Washington D.C. – The Migratory Bird Conservation Commission, chaired by U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, approved $21.9 million in grants for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and its partners to conserve, enhance or restore more than 92,000 acres of lands for waterfowl, shorebirds and other birds in 16 states. The grants, made through the North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA), will be matched by more than $45 million in partner funds. Read the full story...