Margaret McMullen, 18, Wins U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 2021 National Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest

A talented young artist from Kansas has taken top honors at the National Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest. A pair of hooded mergansers by 18-year-old Margaret McMullen, will grace the 2021-2022 Junior Duck Stamp, which raises funds to educate and engage our nation’s youth in wildlife and wetlands conservation and outdoor recreation. A panel of five… Continue reading Margaret McMullen, 18, Wins U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 2021 National Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest

Increased Hunting and Fishing Opportunities Proposed for Five National Wildlife Refuges in Nebraska

Turkeys at Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge. Photo: Brandon Jones/USFWS.

Today the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announced proposals to increase public access through new or expanded hunting and sport fishing opportunities at five national wildlife refuges in Nebraska. Hunting and fishing programs are administered to ensure sustainable wildlife populations on refuge lands where these activities are compatible with the refuge’s management goals and other recreational activities.  In Nebraska, the Service proposes… Continue reading Increased Hunting and Fishing Opportunities Proposed for Five National Wildlife Refuges in Nebraska

2019-20 Federal Duck Stamps on Sale June 28

MEMPHIS, Tennessee – June 26, 2019 – The new 2019-2020 federal duck stamp goes on sale Friday, June 28. The stamps, which cost $25, are valid from July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2020. Purchased by millions of waterfowl hunters, wildlife enthusiasts and stamp collectors every year, duck stamps purchases provide critical funding to purchase… Continue reading 2019-20 Federal Duck Stamps on Sale June 28

May 11 is World Migratory Bird Day

MEMPHIS, Tennessee – May 9, 2019 – May is American Wetlands month and as duck nesting season gets underway across North America, Ducks Unlimited and the rest of the world will celebrate World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) on Saturday, May 11. “Each year, World Migratory Bird Day focuses awareness on conserving migratory birds and their… Continue reading May 11 is World Migratory Bird Day