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NFWF Friends Grants Program 2018

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Announces 2018 Friends Grants Program Friends organizations must submit their proposals before midnight on September 27 for grants that provide funding for organizational capacity building; projects initiated and managed by Friends organizations; and peer-to-peer coaching. This year, for …

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Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge

Who knew that you could travel just 30 minutes outside of the heart of Washington D.C. and be in the middle of such a beautiful refuge among diverse wildlife? Named after the Dogue people’s word for “at the end of the water,” the Occoquan Bay Refuge is a beautiful piece of land at where the Occoquan River and Potomac River meet. It’s filled with grasslands, wetlands, and woodlands that bring you back into nature. Stepping into the bottomland forest will give you instant relief from the typical hot summer day as the cool, shaded air encapsulates you. Starting off your morning in the grasslands of the refuge will give you the perfect opportunity to catch a beautiful sunrise like the one below. This refuge has many different trails that can give you many different experiences.

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Duck Stamp Sale Opens Today

Today, June 23rd, the new Federal and Junior Duck Stamps go on sale. Federal duck stamps are mandatory waterfowl hunting license requirements every hunter over the age of 16 must purchase and carry. Through this program, hunting ducks, geese, and …

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New Hunting and Fishing Opportunities on 13 National Wildlife Refuges

This week, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Director Dan Ashe announced the expansion of fishing and hunting opportunities on 13 national wildlife refuges. With this final rule, Baca National Wildlife Refuge in Colorado is now open to hunting for the first …

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Hunting and Fishing at Wildlife Refuges Expanded

As a part of Great Outdoors Month (http://www.greatoutdoorsmonth.org/) the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today a proposal that would expand hunting and fishing opportunities on 21 National Wildlife Refuges around the country and amend regulations for these activities on …

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CARE Releases “America’s National Wildlife Refuges: Good for Wildlife and for Business”

This morning, the Cooperative Alliance for Refuge Enhancement released America’s National Wildlife Refuges: Good for Wildlife and for Business that highlights the “Big Six” wildlife dependent uses on wildlife refuges. National wildlife refuges not only provide a haven for wildlife, …

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With Broad Support, the U.S. Senate Passes the Duck Stamp Bill

At a time when Congress seems mired in a steady state of bickering and gridlock, the U.S. Senate delivered good news today by passing a bipartisan bill to increase the price of the federal Duck Stamp from $15 to $25. …

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The Migratory Bird/Duck Stamp Should Increase in Price

UPDATE: The Bill has passed the House, and now moves to the Senate.  Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Dan Ashe has released a statement commending the U.S. House of Representatives for their decision, “The increase is desperately …

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Double Dose of Fun This Weekend on Refuges

Saturday, September 27 is not only National Public Lands Day, but it is also National Hunting and Fishing Day. Refuges across the country have much to celebrate! National Public Lands Day National Public Lands Day (NPLD) is the largest single-day …

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UPDATE: Brown Bears on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge

  On August 29, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced a temporary closure on sport hunting on brown bears at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. As stated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: The temporary closure is being …

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