The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced this week that hunting and fishing opportunities will be expanded at 18 national wildlife refuges across 38,000 acres of federal public land.
These openings are slightly pared back from the original proposal, which called for 54,000 acres to be opened at 19 refuges.
Hunters and anglers will enjoy new opportunities in California, Illinois, New York, and 11 additional states. Turkey hunting, for example, will be opened for the first time at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge in Washington. Upland game and big game hunting will be opened at San Diego National Wildlife Refuge in California, and Great Thicket National Wildlife Refuge in Maine and New York will allow migratory gamebird, upland game, and big game hunting.
Click here to read a full list of new hunting and fishing opportunities.
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