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Fish And Wildlife Service Proposes To Add Hunting And Fishing Programs To Seven Refuges

Tuesday, September 9, 2003

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to add hunting and fishing programs to seven refuges in Louisiana, Minnesota, Iowa, Mississippi, Nebraska, Oregon and Virginia. If approved, the proposal will bring the total number of refuges with public hunting programs to 315. The Service needs to hear from sportsmen in support of its proposal. For detailed information, please go to

You may comment on this proposed rule by any one of several methods:

  • You may mail comments to:

    Chief, Division of Conservation Planning and Policy
    National Wildlife Refuge System
    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
    4401 N. Fairfax Drive, Room 670
    Arlington, VA 22203.

  • You may comment via the Internet to: Please submit Internet comments as an ASCII file, avoiding the use of special characters and any form of encryption. Please also include: "Attn: 1018-AI63" and your full name and return mailing address in your Internet message. If you only use your e-mail address, they will consider your comment to be anonymous and will not consider it in the final rule. If you do not receive a confirmation from the system that your Internet message was received, contact FWS directly at (703) 358-2036.

  • You may fax comments to:

    Chief, Division of Conservation Planning and Policy, National Wildlife Refuge System, at (703) 358-2248.



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