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.

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

Biden Administration Reverses Rollback of Migratory Bird Protections

The Biden administration has taken an important step in protecting bird species by scrapping a controversial legal opinion that gutted the Migratory Bird Treaty Act’s protections for hundreds of species of migratory birds. The Interior Department is expected to soon issue a new proposal to revoke the rule based on that interpretation – which was ruled illegal by a… Continue reading Biden Administration Reverses Rollback of Migratory Bird Protections

SCI Members Rally Against Harmful “Cottonwood” Rule

In response to a series of court decisions known as “Cottonwood,” Safari Club International (SCI) submitted over 1,000 comment letters from our nationwide membership to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) in support of their new rule that would combat the effects this harmful litigation has had on active forest management.  The Cottonwood decision, if left… Continue reading SCI Members Rally Against Harmful “Cottonwood” Rule

Wisconsin DNR Announces February Wolf Harvest Season

Hunters and trappers interested in applying for a wolf harvest permit or preference point may do so beginning 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 16. / Photo Credit: iStock.com/KenCanning

Apply For Permit And Preference Points Feb. 16 – 19 MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced Monday that a wolf harvest season will take place Feb. 22-28, 2021.  All hunters and trappers interested in obtaining a wolf harvest permit or preference point must apply beginning at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16.… Continue reading Wisconsin DNR Announces February Wolf Harvest Season

This Week on HSCF’s “Hunting Matters” Radio & Podcast: Aurelia Skipwith, Immediate Past Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

(Houston, TX- January 20, 2021) Houston Safari Club Foundation (HSCF) and “Hunting Matters” welcomes Aurelia Skipwith, Immediate Past Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  Ms. Skipwith was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana. She graduated from the Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics and Humanities in Muncie, Indiana and then earned a bachelor’s degree in Biology… Continue reading This Week on HSCF’s “Hunting Matters” Radio & Podcast: Aurelia Skipwith, Immediate Past Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

NRA Signs MOU with U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

FAIRFAX, Va. – The National Rifle Association is pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding today with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to assist in the recruitment, education, and retaining of sportsmen and women through NRA’s vast hunter education and outreach programs. “Together with the USFWS, the NRA has worked for… Continue reading NRA Signs MOU with U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service