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    My dog is a German wirehaired pointer.  He’s considered a “versatile” dog.  His registered name is Half-fast Bandit, but goes by Bandit, and he looks a lot like Prussian King Wilhelm I.  Now that he is too old to be a first-rate upland bird dog, ...
  • Correction - Open Fields Program Has $50 Million Budget Request

    The May Outdoor News Bulletin incorrectly reported that the Obama Administration had stripped funding for the Open Fields private lands access program.   In fact, the Administration has requested $50 million for Open Fields in its 2010 Budget request. ...
  • Alternative Foods Might Solve Polar Bears' Shrinking Habitat Dilemma

    Research released in this month’s Journal of Mammalogy suggests that, if polar bears adapt their summer diets, they may be able to survive through longer periods without sea ice.  The study evaluated whether alternative foods that polar bears have been...
  • House Subcommittee Bucks Administration on Proposed Ag Conservation Program Cuts

    The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture (Subcommittee) rejected cuts in funding proposed by the Administration for several important conservation programs authorized in the 2008 Farm Bill, reports the Wildlife Management Institute. Among the...
  • Predator/Prey Workshop Proceedings Available

    Papers presented during the workshop “Predators and Prey: Integrating Management to Achieve Conservation Objectives,” held during the 72nd North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference, have been posted to the Websites of the cosponsoring o...
  • Bobwhite Initiative Stretching Its Wings

    From its origin as a project of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (SEAFWA), the Northern Bobwhite Conservation Initiative (NBCI) is wrapping up efforts to become an inclusive rangewide initiative, reports the Wildlife Management I...
  • House Takes First Step on Comprehensive Climate Legislation

    The House Energy and Commerce Committee passed its version of a comprehensive energy and climate change bill on May 21, by a vote of 33-25, largely along party lines.  The American Clean Energy and Security Act (H.R. 2454) is intended to move the country...
  • Sam Hamilton Nominated to Lead Fish and Wildlife Service

    On June 9, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar nominated Sam Hamilton to be the next Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS).  Hamilton is a 30-year veteran of the FWS and has served as the agency’s Southeast Regional Director since 1997.  The...
  • 75th North American Conference Special Sessions Set

    The Program Steering Committee for the 75th North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference has announced the event’s four Special Sessions.  The Conference will be held March 22-27, 2010, at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center, in Milwaukee, Wis...