DOI Seeks Comments on Station-Specific Hunting and Sport Fishing Regulations
On April 9, 2020, the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Fish and Wildlife Service issued a proposed rule to open eight National Wildlife Refuges to hunting and sport fishing that are currently closed to these activities. Additionally, the service is proposing to open or expand these activities at 89 other Refuges, and create station-specific regulations pertaining to various statutes including migratory bird hunting, upland game hunting, sport fishing etc. The agency is seeking public comment on the proposals for the various Refuges. Comments are due by June 8, 2020.