BHA Cheers New Hunting and Fishing Opportunities Proposed for National Wildlife Refuges

Increased opportunities for hunting, angling could become available on 90 refuges, one fish hatchery MISSOULA, Mont. – Backcountry Hunters & Anglers applauded a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposal to expand public hunting and fishing opportunities within the National Wildlife Refuge System. The increases would enhance public access to 2.1 million acres, encompassing 90 national wildlife refuges… Continue reading BHA Cheers New Hunting and Fishing Opportunities Proposed for National Wildlife Refuges

Boone and Crockett Club’s First Annual Conservation Auction Now Live!

The Boone and Crockett Club First Annual Conservation Auction opened on March 7. The online auction, hosted on GunBroker.com, features sporting collectibles that will be available for bidding until 7:00 pm EDT on March 21 (for firearms) and 7:00 pm EDT on March 28 (for everything else). Proceeds from this auction will be used to support the… Continue reading Boone and Crockett Club’s First Annual Conservation Auction Now Live!

Trump Administration Announces More Than $130 Million in Public-Private Funding for Wetland Conservation Projects

WASHINGTON – The Migratory Bird Conservation Commission, chaired by U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt, approved more than $130 million in funding for various wetland conservation projects.   The 2020 North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) grants will be used to ensure waterfowl and other birds are protected throughout their life cycles. Of the projects approved,… Continue reading Trump Administration Announces More Than $130 Million in Public-Private Funding for Wetland Conservation Projects

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Union Sportsmen’s Alliance Join Forces to Increase Public Access for Outdoor Recreation

Agreement will Help Restore and Support Recreational Opportunities onNational Wildlife Refuges and National Fish Hatcheries Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) have reaffirmed an existing relationship that promises to benefit hunters, anglers and other outdoor enthusiasts for generations to come. A recently signed agreement builds on past successes… Continue reading U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Union Sportsmen’s Alliance Join Forces to Increase Public Access for Outdoor Recreation

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Debuts 2020-2021 Federal Duck Stamp and Junior Duck Stamp

Hunters, birders and stamp collectors across the United States join in celebrating with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) as the 2020-2021 Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp – commonly known as the Duck Stamp – is now on sale. Beginning today, the new Federal Duck Stamp and its younger sibling, the Junior Duck… Continue reading U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Debuts 2020-2021 Federal Duck Stamp and Junior Duck Stamp

Secretary Bernhardt Announces $160 Million in Funding for Wetland Conservation Projects and National Wildlife Refuges

WASHINGTON – As we celebrate American Wetlands Month, hundreds of bird species will benefit from $160 million in funding for various wetland conservation projects in North America. The funding was approved by the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission, which is chaired by U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt. Of the approved funds, the Commission allocated… Continue reading Secretary Bernhardt Announces $160 Million in Funding for Wetland Conservation Projects and National Wildlife Refuges

Houston Safari Club Foundation Supports Secretary Bernhardt’s Proposed Historic Expansion of Hunting and Fishing Opportunities

Houston, TX – U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt has announced a historic proposal for new and expanded hunting and fishing opportunities across more than 2.3 million acres at 97 national wildlife refuges and 9 national fish hatcheries. This proposed rule is the single largest expansion of hunting and fishing opportunities by the… Continue reading Houston Safari Club Foundation Supports Secretary Bernhardt’s Proposed Historic Expansion of Hunting and Fishing Opportunities

SCI Supports Historic Expansion of Hunting & Fishing Opportunities & Access

Washington, DC – April 9, 2020 The Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt unveiled an historic proposal for new and expanded hunting and fishing opportunities on more than 2.3 million acres across 97 national wildlife refuges and 9 national fish hatcheries. The proposal, announced yesterday, is the single largest expansion of hunting and fishing opportunities by the U.S. Fish… Continue reading SCI Supports Historic Expansion of Hunting & Fishing Opportunities & Access

Senate Confirms U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director

December 12, 2019 (WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Earlier today, the U.S. Senate confirmed Ms. Aurelia Skipwith to serve as the next Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on a bipartisan vote. In advance of today’s vote, the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) and 27 other sporting-conservation organizations sent a letter to the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee… Continue reading Senate Confirms U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director

Get Outdoors and Celebrate National Wildlife Refuge Week October 13-19

Denver, Colorado, USA: Bison at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge with the city of Denver in the background.

Go outdoors and enjoy the natural world around you during National Wildlife Refuge Week, October 13-19. Visit the nation’s largest network of public lands dedicated to wildlife conservation, the National Wildlife Refuge System, managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. This year, Refuge Week celebrates all the ways people can connect to these thriving wild places to enhance… Continue reading Get Outdoors and Celebrate National Wildlife Refuge Week October 13-19