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Love spring weather? Ticks co, too

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Game Commission urges outdoors enthusiasts to take precautions to prevent Lyme disease. A gorgeous spring day simply shouldn’t be wasted indoors. But enjoying the state’s scenic beauty and plethora of outdoor recreational opportunities comes with its risks. Pennsylvania leads the nation in confirmed cases of Lyme disease, a tick-borne illness that poses a serious human health risk that is heightened for those who spend more time outdoors. So when heading outside to enjoy those perfect days, outdoors enthusiasts should remember that taking a few simple precautions can greatly reduce the risk of picking up ticks that might carry Lyme disease. About Lyme disease Lyme disease is a chronic illness transmitted through the bite of an infected blacklegged tick, also known…

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Idaho Fish & Game director issues open letter to hunters, anglers, and trappers

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Looking ahead to the next 75 years, I want to both thank you and reassure you that a top priority at Idaho Fish and Game will always be the hunter, angler and trapper and maintaining our wildlife heritage. Demands and issues facing our agency (i.e. endangered species, habitat loss, etc.) are much greater than they were when our Mission was created and the challenges will continue to grow, but nothing will ever be more important than making sure our fish and wildlife populations are healthy and available for hunters and anglers to use.

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Public comment opportunity for National Elk Refuge Management Plan

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LAKEWOOD, Colo. – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announced yesterday a Notice of Availability (NOA) for a draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) and Environmental Assessment (EA) for the National Elk Refuge, located in Teton County in northwest Wyoming. These draft documents describe how the Service intends to manage the refuge for the next 15 years. The Service works with partners and the public to prepare CCPs for every national wildlife refuge and wetland management district in the National Wildlife Refuge System. Each of these 15-year plans identifies specific goals for achieving the purpose and vision for each refuge and for the overall mission of the National Wildlife Refuge System. This draft CCP and EA provides the public with…

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