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  • February 26, 2010

    National Pheasant Fest Highlights Iowa Woes

    “Pheasant Fest,” the annual trade show for Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever, kicks off today in Iowa, and the resounding topic at the event will likely be concerning the state’s struggling pheasant population.
    “The problem is in Iowa you don’t have very good winter habitat, and you don’t have very good nesting habitat,” Pheasants Forever’s spokesman Bob St. Pierre told the Des Moines Register. “It has been the perfect storm of bad scenarios.”

  • February 24, 2010

    Sportsmen Urge Congress to Maintain Full Funding

    WASHINGTON – The Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership today urged House lawmakers to reject reductions to Farm Bill programs that are critical to American private-lands conservation and hunting and fishing opportunities.

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack defended the potential cuts in a hearing this morning before the House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee, which for the first time is reviewing the Obama administration’s fiscal year 2011 budget for the Agriculture Department.

  • February 22, 2010

    Director of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Passes Away

    Sam Hamilton, director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, died Saturday, after suffering chest pains, a symptom reflective of an underlying heart condition, the Summit County, Colorado, coroner said. Hamilton ,54, was on a mountain at the Keystone Ski Resort in Keystone, Colorado, when he complained of the pains.

    Hamilton had served the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for more than 30 years.

  • February 17, 2010

    Reports Shows Colorado's streams and wetlands at risk

    A report last week highlighted threats to Colorado's waters and wetlands under regulatory guidance resulting from two Supreme Court cases. Compiled by the National Wildlife Federation, Ducks Unlimited and Trout Unlimited, the report identifies cases where the loss of Clean Water Act (CWA) protections has put Colorado waters at risk for pollution, unrestricted drainage and destruction.

  • February 11, 2010

    Cold Takes Huge Toll On Florida Wildlife

    The figures are astounding and unprecedented. More than 4,500 sea turtles were rescued from the cold water in January. Manatee carcasses continue to appear, putting the deaths for 2010 at more than 200 after only one month. For comparison, the highest number of manatee deaths for a single calendar year is 429.

  • February 5, 2010

    Secretaries Salazar and Vilsack Announce Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council

    Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack yesterday announced the creation of the Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council to promote and preserve America's hunting heritage.

  • February 4, 2010

    C.A.R.E Coalition Meets With Interior Secretary Salazar To Support National Wildlife Refuge System

    February 3, 2010 (WASHINGTON, DC) - Member organizations of the Cooperative Alliance for Refuge Enhancement (C.A.R.E), including the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF), reaffirmed their commitment to the National Wildlife Refuge System today in a meeting at the U.S. Department of Interior (DOI).