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  • A man posing for a selfie in front of the Pelican Island NWR sign.
    Information icon Jeremy Edwardson stands before a sign for Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge. The island was turned into a national refuge for birds in 1903. Photo courtesy of Jeremy Edwardson, USFWS.

    Jeremy Edwardson, deputy project leader at the Everglades Headwaters National Wildlife Refuge Complex

    August 14, 2017 | 3 minute read

    When Jeremy Edwardson tells you he always wanted the type of job he has with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, you can take him at his word. While still only an undergraduate pursuing a Bachelor of Science in wildlife management at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas, he’d already built an impressive wildlife-related resume. He was a member of the student chapter of the Wildlife Society; had served as the president of the student chapter of Ducks Unlimited; was a part-owner and the wildlife manager of a hunting outfitting business; had been a wildlife program guide at a prestigious hunting lodge; had led hunts for youths as a certified huntmaster with the Texas Youth Hunting Program; and had worked as a biological science aid as an intern at the Service’s Aransas National Wildlife Refuge.  Learn more...

  • An open gate surrounded by live oaks covered in Spanish moss.
    Information icon Altama Plantation. Photo by Nicole Vidal, USFWS.

    A gem for hunters and hikers alike

    July 12, 2017 | 4 minute read

    Brunswick, Georgia – Altama Plantation is perhaps the most critical, and intriguing, piece of property along the entire Altamaha River corridor. It was here in the early 1800s that plantation owner James Hamilton Couper introduced the Dutch system of tidal floodgates to grow rice. He planted sugar cane and built a refinery whose red-brick remains still stand. Couper, a noted scientist, also recorded the first eastern indigo snake, a threatened species which bears his name (Drymarchon couperi).  Learn more...

  • The sun sets over a lush green marsh cut in half by a calm brackish channel.
    Information icon Salt marsh along the Altamaha River. Photo by Nicole Vidal, USFWS.

    Many partners work together to protect “the Amazon of the South” for generations to come

    July 12, 2017 | 13 minute read

    It meanders 137 miles through the wild heart of Georgia, a blackwater beauty that nourishes longleaf pine forests, cypress swamps, saltwater estuaries and the barrier islands that protect the Atlantic coast and migratory birds alike.  Learn more...

  • A forrested stream with rocky shores.
    Information icon Raccoon Creek. Photo by Brett Albanese, Georgia DNR.

    A wildlife gem, in the shadow of a booming Atlanta

    June 7, 2017 | 8 minute read

    Braswell, Georgia — It was 1946, a cold night in the Blue Ridge mountains, and the six frustrated deer hunters hunkered down in a glade as the wind howled. Two days spent scrambling over the hills had flushed but one doe. The annual hunt was no longer worth the long drive from Paulding County outside Atlanta. “What I’m figuring,” said E.F. Corley, a farmer, sawmiller, truck driver and ordained Baptist minister, “is stocking deer in the hills behind home.  Learn more...

News

  • Spanish moss covers the branches of mature live oak trees.
    Information icon Savannah River National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by David, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

    Secretary Zinke expands hunting and fishing opportunities at 10 national wildlife refuges

    August 9, 2017 | 5 minute read

    WASHINGTON D.C - In his latest effort to increase access to hunting and fishing on public lands and waters, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke today announced a proposal to open or expand opportunities at 10 national wildlife refuges. If finalized, this would bring the number of refuges where the public may hunt up to 373, and up to 312 where fishing would be permitted. “I grew up in the mountains of northwest Montana, where I spent my time hunting and fishing on our shared public lands.  Read the full story...

  • Flooded bottomland hardwoods swamp.
    Swamp in fall. Photo by Eric S. Johnson, USFWS.

    New for 2016-17, all permit sales will be conducted online

    April 25, 2016 | 1 minute read

    In order to improve customer service to hunters, streamline operations, and reduce administrative costs associated with refuge hunt programs, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announces the start of online hunt permit sales for quota deer hunting on Bald Knob, Cache River, Holla Bend and Wapanocca National Wildlife Refuges. We will no longer accept money orders, applications or permit requests through the mail. An active link will be provided on our refuge website by June 1st.  Read the full story...

Podcasts

  • Four young turkeys walking down a gravel path.
    Wild turkeys. Photo by Tim Lenz, CC BY 2.0.

    Turkey hunting seminars

    March 9, 2016 | 2 minute read

    Transcript The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission and the National Wild Turkey Federation are offering free turkey hunting seminars in Henderson County’s Mills River community on April 1st and 2nd in anticipation of the upcoming spring turkey season. The April 1st seminar will be an introduction to turkey hunting, designed for novice hunters or those who have never hunted turkey and would like to learn more. Topics will include biology, hunting methods, calls and decoys, firearms and ammo selection, camouflage clothing, and turkey cleaning and cooking techniques.  Learn more...

  • Four young turkeys walking down a gravel path.
    Wild turkeys. Photo by Tim Lenz, CC BY 2.0.

    Turkey hunting seminars

    February 8, 2016 | 2 minute read

    Transcript Greetings and welcome to the Southern Appalachian Creature Feature. The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission and the National Wild Turkey Federation are offering free turkey hunting seminars across North Carolina in March and April in anticipation of the spring turkey season. Introductory and advanced seminars are available on a first-come, first-serve basis to all ages, although participants 16 years and younger will need parental permission to register. Introductory seminars are designed for novice turkey hunters or those who have never hunted turkey.  Learn more...

  • A brown bird with purple wing tips floats on semi-frozen water.
    Information icon Female wood duck at Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge. Photo © Quincey Banks.

    Setting duck seasons

    December 7, 2015 | 2 minute read

    Transcript Greetings and welcome to the Southern Appalachian Creature Feature. In the United States, the vast majority of wildlife management is done by state wildlife agencies – the same folks who issue your hunting and fishing licenses. But there are some areas where the federal government steps in and takes a larger role. Ducks fly up and down North America each year, and they are avidly hunted. What if hunters in Virginia shot all the ducks before they could get to North Carolina?  Learn more...

  • An older man points to the sky with a child.
    Hunting. Photo by USFWS.

    Hunting, fishing, and outdoor recreation study

    April 11, 2011 | 2 minute read

    Transcript Greetings and welcome to the Southern Appalachian Creature Feature. Last year saw the completion of the census. Done very ten years as directed by the Constitution, it begins to provide a wonderful picture of who we are as a nation and how we’ve changed. However, every five years is another nation-wide survey that begins to provide us with a picture of who we are as outdoorsmen and women.  Learn more...

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