Today, the Department of the Interior’s U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service finalized a rule to open additional hunting and fishing opportunities in Missouri and across the country.
In Missouri, three national wildlife refuges are adding hunting opportunities.
Great River National Wildlife Refuge: Opening to snipe, rail, woodcock and dove, and fall firearm season for turkey to come into full alignment with state regulations where possible on 9,719 acres in both Missouri and Illinois.
Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge: Opening 143 acres in Missouri (Portage Island division) for the first time to
“There are so many health benefits to getting outside in nature, including a positive impact to your physical and mental health,” Missouri Department of Conservation Director Sara Parker Pauley said. “Anytime we have a chance to expand outdoor recreation opportunities, including additional access to public lands to fish and hunt, and make it easily accessible to Missourians, that’s a win for our citizens and for conservation.”
Hunting and fishing are not allowed on all
According to data contained in the press release, in 2020, theU.S. Fish and Wildlife
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