The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to expand hunting and fishing throughout the National Wildlife Refuge system. Six refuges would be newly opened to hunting and fishing and an additional 20 would have their hunting/fishing programs expanded. Three refuges in Oregon would be opened to migratory bird hunting: Baskett Slough, Nestucca Bay, and Siletz Bay. Three additonal refuges would see their hunting programs expanded: Bandon Marsh, Julia Butler Hanson Refuge for the Columbian White-Tailed Deer, and Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. Comments to the Department of Interior in regards to the proposed regulations must be made on or before October 24th. There are two ways to do it: the Federal eRulemaking Portal on the Department of Interior website, or through the mail. No emails or faxes will be accepted. Comments are being taken now, despite the government shutdown.
Please help stop more killing on our wildlife refuges--speak up and make a comment to the Department of Interior: www.doi.gov