Boone and Crockett Club Statement on FWS Decision to Initiate Status Review of Gray Wolves

The Boone and Crockett Club is cautiously hopeful that today’s decision by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to reanalyze the status of the wolf under the Endangered Species Act will put science ahead of politics. “Today’s announcement by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service could provoke more controversy, but we hope all concerned can… Continue reading Boone and Crockett Club Statement on FWS Decision to Initiate Status Review of Gray Wolves

DU TV this week: Back to Ohio

Watch it on the Sportsman Channel This week Ducks Unlimited Television (DU TV) returns to northwestern Ohio and The Great Black Swamp, part of the Lake Erie watershed system near Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge. In this episode, co-host Fred Zink hunts with Ducks Unlimited (DU) regional biologist Russ Terry and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service… Continue reading DU TV this week: Back to Ohio

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Finalizes 2022 Federal Duck Stamp Contest Regulations

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has published final regulations governing the annual Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp Contest – also known as the Federal Duck Stamp Contest – beginning with the 2022 contest. These revisions provide artists more flexibility when designing their art and broaden the appeal of the Duck Stamp to a more… Continue reading U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Finalizes 2022 Federal Duck Stamp Contest Regulations

Collaborative Conservation in the Great Plains Leads to Recommendation of Improved Status for Topeka Shiner

Topeka shiner (Notropis topeka). Credit: Konrad Schmidt / USFWS

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Completes Five-year Review with Status Recommendation and Final Recovery Plan for Great Plains Fish DENVER — Due to collaborative conservation efforts across six states in the Great Plains, the Topeka shiner has a brighter and more sustainable future. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is announcing today the completion of a five-year review which recommends a change in the species’ status from endangered to threatened and has published a… Continue reading Collaborative Conservation in the Great Plains Leads to Recommendation of Improved Status for Topeka Shiner

DU receives USFWS award for Florida’s DeLuca Preserve

Award given for work in South Atlantic-Gulf and Mississippi Basin Interior Regions Ducks Unlimited (DU) staff members recently received a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Regional Director’s Honor Award for conservation work on the DeLuca Preserve in the USFWS South Atlantic-Gulf and Mississippi Basin. Thanks to the generosity of Elisabeth DeLuca and a unique… Continue reading DU receives USFWS award for Florida’s DeLuca Preserve

New Federal Duck Stamp and Junior Duck Stamp Soar Into Their Debut by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Hunters, birders and stamp collectors celebrated as the 2021-2022 Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp – commonly known as the Duck Stamp – went on sale. The new Federal Duck Stamp and its younger sibling, the Junior Duck Stamp, debuted today and are now available for purchase. “As one of the most well-known and… Continue reading New Federal Duck Stamp and Junior Duck Stamp Soar Into Their Debut by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The Association Commends the Distribution of Over $34.5 Million in Funding for Fish Habitat Conservation Projects in 34 States

The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies is pleased to see the National Fish Habitat Partnership program assist in providing more than $34.5 million to support 85 fish habitat conservation projects in 34 states. These projects represent nearly an 8-to-1 match for federal funding with partnership project funding from other sources.  Collaborative partnerships between the state fish… Continue reading The Association Commends the Distribution of Over $34.5 Million in Funding for Fish Habitat Conservation Projects in 34 States

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

2021 Waterfowl Breeding Population and Habitat Survey Cancelled

BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA — For the second straight year, safety concerns over Covid-19 have forced cancellation of the annual Waterfowl Breeding Population and Habitat Survey.  The spring survey, which has been conducted every year from 1955 to 2019, is used to monitor the status of duck and goose populations in North America, as well as to… Continue reading 2021 Waterfowl Breeding Population and Habitat Survey Cancelled

Wing commander: Stutheit’s experience evaluating duck wings helps formulate waterfowl regulations across central U.S.

By Jerry KaneNebraska Game and Parks Commission LINCOLN, Neb. — By quickly studying a duck’s wing, Randy Stutheit plays a role in determining waterfowl regulations and seasons in states throughout the central portion of the country. But he’s been doing it awhile – 35 years – and that experience means a lot in the Central… Continue reading Wing commander: Stutheit’s experience evaluating duck wings helps formulate waterfowl regulations across central U.S.