USFWS Seeking Comments on Proposed Upland Hunting Expansions

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is now requesting public comment on the proposal to expand upland hunting on 13 refuges in 12 states for the 2015 to 2016 hunting season. 
 
“The Service is committed to strengthening and expanding hunting and fishing opportunities,” said Dan Ashe, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service director. “By expanding hunting and fishing programs across the Refuge System we are furthering a rich tradition of providing quality recreational opportunities to the American people. These programs support local economies, help people connect with the outdoors, and encourage people to value nature.”
 
For additional information and to submit your comments, please go to www.regulations.gov – Docket No. FWS-HQ-NWRS-2015-0029. Comments must be received by July 13, 2015.
 
The Service proposes expanding upland hunting on the following refuges:
 
To read the entire release and see a list of new and expanded outdoor opportunities on National Wildlife Refuges, click here.
 
To view a complete list of all hunting/sport fishing opportunities on refuges, click here.
 
Photo: Roger Hill