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Minnesota DNR Seeks Input on Three Proposed Hunting Regulations Changes

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will seek citizen input on three hunting and trapping issues at a series of public meetings this winter.

Attend a Deer Open House in Utah

Proposals that wildlife biologists will put together soon will affect the number of deer hunting permits that will be available in Utah this fall.

Nearly $15.5 Million in Worldwide Conservation Grants Awarded by Fish and Wildlife Service

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is awarding $15,484,700 in international conservation grants through its Wildlife Without Borders program to partners in 60 countries in six regions around the globe. “These grants provide crucial assistance in the effort to prevent extinction by reducing threats to species survival and increasing the capacity of communities to value, conserve, and manage their wildlife,” said Director Dan Ashe.

President Requests $1.3 Billion in Fiscal Year 2013 for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The President’s Fiscal Year 2013 discretionary budget request supports $1.5 billion in programs for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, an increase of $72.0 million over the 2012 enacted level. In addition, the budget includes a $200 million cancellation of prior year unobligated balances from the Coastal Impact Assistance Program, for a net 2013 request of $1.3 billion for the agency.

Government of Nunavut Supports Sealing at Parliament Hill Event

Today on Parliament Hill, Members of Parliament and Senators were presented with made-in-Nunavut sealskin pins to wear in support of the sealing industry. This event was held in conjunction with the Northern Lights Trade Show, which is being held at the Ottawa Convention Centre.

California DFG Signals Intent to Sue Army Corps in Order to Protect Fish and Wildlife Around Levees
The California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) today issued notice of its intent to sue the United States Army Corps of Engineers (Corps).   
 
DFG notified the Corps that it failed to comply with the federal Endangered Species Act when it adopted a national policy requiring the removal of virtually all trees and shrubs on federal levees.
New Hampshire Landowner Liability & Recreational Uses Talk

February 7, 2012, in Lancaster; February 8, 2012, in Concord

New Hampshire Fish and Game Executive Director Glenn Normandeau will be among the panelists in an upcoming workshop on "Landowner Liability & Recreational Uses," part of the Timber Talks series sponsored by the N.H. Timberland Owners Association and other groups.  There are two opportunities to hear the presentation, which will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on:

Arkansas GFC Tours Elk Country During Monthly Meeting

In the heart of elk country, Commissioners with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission toured several projects designed to benefit not only Arkansas’s elk herd, but numerous species of wildlife. The Commission was in Harrison this week for its monthly meeting.

The Commission observed elk in Newton County’s Boxley Valley and habitat projects in the recently-purchased parcel in Richland Valley. Numerous bull elk put on a show for commissioners by bugling and herding cows in the picturesque Buffalo River country of north Arkansas.

New Hampshire Fish and Game Commission, Legislators, Announce Joint Effort to Protect Landowners

At a press conference at the Legislative Office Building today, the New Hampshire Fish and Game Commission joined State Representative Gene Chandler and State Senator Andy Sanborn to call for a legislative solution to address the need for greater protection for landowners who leave their land open for outdoor recreation.

Hunters Contribute Billions to Conservation Efforts

The largest, most successful wildlife conservation program in the world, the Federal Wildlife Restoration Program, is fueled by hunters.

Over the past 70 years, hunters nationwide have contributed more than $6.8 billion dollars to wildlife conservation efforts. In Georgia alone, since 1939, hunters have contributed more than $145 million for wildlife conservation in Georgia.