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Trump Interior Expands Hunting At 147 Wildlife Refuges, Hatcheries

“The Trump administration on Tuesday opened up or expanded hunting and fishing at nearly 150 national wildlife refuges and fish hatcheries, expanding hunters' ability to kill big game, migratory birds and other animals.

The 147 newly opened or expanded hunting sites are scattered across nearly every state and include parts of the Everglades in Florida, the Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge in Texas and the Flint Hills National Wildlife Refuge in Kansas.

“The Trump Administration has now made an additional 2.3 million acres accessible to new hunting and fishing opportunities,” Interior Secretary David Bernhardt said in a statement. “We continue to take significant actions to further conservation initiatives and support sportsmen and women who are America’s true conservationists.””

Rachel Frazin reports for The Hill August 18, 2020.