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  • A bird flies low over a pond for a landing.

    Hunting season opens with a bang on Merritt Island Refuge

    November 12, 2018 | 2 minute readThe general waterfowl hunting season has opened big at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge in Titusville, Florida. More than a dozen vehicles started lining up more than 24 hours in advance for the opening on Saturday, November 17. By the time the refuge opened at 4 a.m. that morning, the line of vehicles stretched over the Max Brewer Bridge into Titusville. So far, 960 hunters have harvested 2,411 ducks over the first two weeks of the regular waterfowl season. Read the full story...

    Common merganser. Photo courtesy of Stan Bousson.

  • A bright blue bird with bands on its leg perched on a succulent shrub.

    Stimulus funds help Florida scrub jays at Merritt refuge

    April 5, 2010 | 3 minute readEven a national wildlife refuge has to work hard to keep its habitat the Florida scrub jay needs it: low oak scrub, with no tall trees where predators like hawks can hide. So the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will spend $905,000 in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds – popularly known as stimulus funds – for habitat improvements at Merritt that will help the scrub jay to survive and thrive. Read the full story...

    Florida scrub jay. Photo by Gail Hendricks, USDA NRCS.

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