U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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

Concerned about declining populations of mule deer, which help sustain Colorado’s nearly $1 billion hunting industry, Colorado Parks and Wildlife decided in 2016 to conduct an experiment to see if limited killing of mountain lions and black bears would have an impact on deer numbers.SANTA FE, N.M. — A North Dakota man has been ordered to pay $74,000 in restitution…

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…