Tag: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

  • Union Members in the Northwest Build Waterfowl Blinds for National Wildlife Refuges

    Union Members in the Northwest Build Waterfowl Blinds for National Wildlife Refuges

    Spring Hill, Tenn.—Waterfowlers in the Northwest will have access to several new duck hunting blinds in the Mid-Columbia River National Wildlife Refuge Complex (NWRC) because of a recent Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) Work Boots on the Ground conservation project completed by union volunteers. Twenty apprentice members of Sheet Metal Workers Local 55 donated 400 hours […]

  • Head Outdoors and Celebrate National Wildlife Refuge Week October 9-15

    Head Outdoors and Celebrate National Wildlife Refuge Week October 9-15

    Walk, run or stroll in nature during National Wildlife Refuge Week, October 9-15, 2022. Enjoy great outdoor recreation in 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. Founded in 1903, national wildlife refuges offer access to a host of popular activities while […]

  • Minnesota Artist Joseph Hautman Wins 2022 Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest

    Minnesota Artist Joseph Hautman Wins 2022 Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest

    Federal Duck Stamp Supports Wildlife Conservation After two days of competition, Joseph Hautman of Plymouth, Minnesota, emerged as the winner of the 2022 Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest with his painting of three tundra swans flying over a wetland. The announcement was made via live stream at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters in Falls Church, Virginia. This is […]

  • Sportsmen’s Alliance, Vermont Hunters, Sue to Restore Refuge Rights

    Sportsmen’s Alliance, Vermont Hunters, Sue to Restore Refuge Rights

    The Sportsmen’s Alliance Foundation, joined by the Vermont Traditions Coalition, Vermont Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs and the Vermont Bear Hound Association, filed suit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) seeking to overturn hunting restrictions on Conte National Wildlife Refuge. On Aug. 16, 2021, FWS released new regulations governing hunting on the refuge, including major reductions in the […]

  • 2022 Waterfowl Population Survey Results

    2022 Waterfowl Population Survey Results

    Total populations were estimated at 34.2 million The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) today released its report on 2022 Waterfowl Population Status, based on surveys conducted in May and early June by FWS, Canadian Wildlife Service (CWS) and other partners. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the last FWS duck breeding population survey was released […]

  • Annual Breeding Waterfowl Population Survey Returns, Estimates 34.2 Million Ducks

    Annual Breeding Waterfowl Population Survey Returns, Estimates 34.2 Million Ducks

    May pond counts are 4% above the long-term average, which should lead to good duck production and a strong fall flight BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA — After being cancelled for the previous two years by concerns over COVID-19, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Canadian Wildlife Service were able to conduct the annual Waterfowl Breeding […]

  • 2022 Waterfowl Population Survey Results

    2022 Waterfowl Population Survey Results

    Total populations were estimated at 34.2 million The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) today released its report on 2022 Waterfowl Population Status, based on surveys conducted in May and early June by FWS, Canadian Wildlife Service (CWS) and other partners. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the last FWS duck breeding population survey was released […]

  • Delta Waterfowl Presents Waterfowling Legacy Award to Outstanding Hunting Advocacy Leaders

    Delta Waterfowl Presents Waterfowling Legacy Award to Outstanding Hunting Advocacy Leaders

    BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA —Ensuring the future of waterfowl hunting is a priority of The Duck Hunters Organization, and Delta is proud to recognize the exemplary contributions of individuals striving for the same goal. Delta Waterfowl’s first-ever Waterfowling Legacy Awards were presented to Aaron Mize, Kate Harrigan and Julie Henning of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife […]

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

    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 2022-2023 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 and are now available for purchase. The Federal Duck Stamp plays a critically important […]

  • New Hunting and Angling Opportunities Proposed for National Wildlife Refuges

    New Hunting and Angling Opportunities Proposed for National Wildlife Refuges

    USFWS requests public input on expanded opportunities on 19 refuges, affecting 54,000 acres  MISSOULA, Mont. – A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposal would expand hunting and fishing opportunities on 19 national wildlife refuges across the United States, potentially impacting 54,000 acres of public lands and waters. If adopted, the proposal would permit public hunting […]