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Tuesday, June 18th, 2024

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Sportsmen Since 1967

Tuesday, June 18th, 2024

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

USFWS Reports

Pittman-Robertson funds are for beavers too

All the wonders of nature are wrapped up in a 40-pound densely furred, oily creature with orange ferrous-infused teeth, webbed feet, and a scaled leathery tail.
The American beaver possesses a fascinating way of life, always centered around water and a multi-aged family unit, always busy building dams and keeping up a lodge that houses them year-round. Beaver do not hibernate. If ever there’s an example of successful uses of Pittman-Robertson funds and wildlife restoration, it would be the beaver.

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Commentary: Revamped national survey reveals participation in hunting, fishing, more

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service since 1955 has followed trends in the outdoors by conducting the National Fishing, Hunting and Wildlife-Associated Recreation Survey about every five years. It’s a massive, continuous effort.
Public conservation and wildlife agencies across the United States – including the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission – and commercial enterprises rely on the survey to reveal peaks and valleys in the numbers of hunters, anglers, and others who participate in outdoor-related endeavors.

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Lynx draft recovery plan for the lower 48 is now available for public comment

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking public input on a draft recovery plan for the lower 48 distinct population segment of Canada lynx, informed by an updated species status assessment.
The Canada lynx lower 48 DPS includes populations in northern Maine and northeastern New Hampshire, northeastern Minnesota, northwestern Montana and north Idaho, north-central Washington, and southwestern Colorado.

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Tagging, tracking fish helps biologists understand fish movement in Upper Mississippi River

Biologists at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office (FWCO) and Wisconsin partners rely on telemetry technology to help understand how fish move around in the Upper Mississippi River watershed. We can answer lots of important questions using these data like “How often do fish cross through dams?” or “Where do these fish spawn or spend their winters?”
Currently there are over 1,500 tagged fish swimming around in the Upper Mississippi River.

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18 named to Hunting and Wildlife Conservation Council

WASHINGTON — In advance of National Hunting and Fishing Day on September 24, the U.S. Departments of the Interior and Agriculture today announced 18 members of the Hunting and Wildlife Conservation Council. “Hunters, anglers and outdoor enthusiasts have some of the deepest connections to wildlife and form the bedrock of habitat conservation efforts,” said Secretary of the

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First Place Madison Grimm Acrylic Painting Of A Green Wi Nged Teal C Usfws

South Dakota 15-year-old wins National Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest

A young artist from South Dakota has taken top honors at the National Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest. A green-winged teal by 15-year old Madison Grimm will grace the 2022-2023 Junior Duck Stamp, which raises funds to educate and engage our nation’s youth in wildlife and wetlands conservation and outdoor recreation. This is Madison’s third national

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