U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Wolf known for genetic value found dead in New Mexico

The wild population has seen its numbers nearly double over the last five years, with the latest annual census finding nearly 200 Mexican wolves in New Mexico and Arizona. There also are a few dozen in Mexico.ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Environmentalists are pushing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to do more to protect Mexican gray wolves after one of the…

18 named to Hunting and Wildlife Conservation Council

Council will engage diverse stakeholders and advise efforts to conserve wildlife and habitats while supporting recreational hunting and shooting sports.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…

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

A green-winged teal by 15-year old Madison Grimm will grace the 2022-2023 Junior Duck Stamp. (Madison Grimm/USFWS)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…

Hunting theme no longer mandatory in U.S. duck stamp contest

ST. LOUIS — Artists will no longer have to incorporate hunting imagery to win a coveted spot for their work on the federal duck stamp, a reversal of a Trump-era requirement. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said it’s eliminating the “celebrating our waterfowl hunting heritage” theme from its annual Federal Duck Stamp contest, a change that goes into effect…