U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Reward offered for information surrounding raptor parts found in Woodbury

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is offering a $2,500 reward for information that leads to the charging of the party responsible for dumping the feet of eight raptors, including four bald eagles, in a residential area near Woodbury, Minn. On Nov. 12, the feet from eight raptors were discovered along the west side of Cherry Lane, approximately 500 feet south of Lake Road in Woodbury. A preliminary investigation by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources…

North Dakota man ordered to pay $74K for poaching mule deer

SANTA FE, N.M. — A North Dakota man has been ordered to pay $74,000 in restitution for poaching a trophy mule deer buck in northwestern New Mexico. The state Department of Game and Fish reported Wednesday that Cody Davis also was ordered to make a $3,000 donation to the Operation Game Thief program. Authorities say Davis killed a mule deer…

Minnesota farmer brings conservation ethic to his land 

An American woodcock in fall leaves and spring growth. (Photo courtesy of Steve Gifford)America’s public lands are places for wildlife to flourish and people to recreate. We at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service also know that private landowners help provide clean air, water and native habitat across the country. Together, we’ve been growing more places for wildlife and for people. Take a moment to meet one farmer who is…

Minnesota Junior Duck Stamp Contest winners announced

Ashley Kim’s Best of Show artwork. (Photo courtesy of USFWS)The Federal Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program, administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, is a dynamic art and science program designed to teach wetland habitat and waterfowl conservation to students in kindergarten through high school and help reconnect youth with the outdoors. Every student who participates gains…