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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Yesterday, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) issued new finalized station-specific hunting and sport fishing regulations.  According to its summary, the FWS will open seven National Wildlife Refuges (NWRs) to hunting and fishing, expand hunting and sport fishing at 70 other NWRs, add pertinent station-specific regulations for other NWRs that pertain to migratory game bird hunting and upland game hunting, and simplify other regulation-specific regulations.

Click here to read the new FWS rules (153 pages).

The American Kennel Club (AKC) encourages and strongly supports the interaction and mutual enjoyment of owners and dogs in sporting activities such as hunting and field trials; in working circumstances such as herding, tracking, and pulling; and in competition events such as dog shows, obedience trials, agility trials, and other performance events and tests. The AKC believes that dogs should be properly cared for, humanely trained, and not pushed beyond reasonable limits for which they were bred.

AKC Government Relations (GR) will review the extensive new rules to determine dog- or competition-specific impacts, if any, and will provide additional guidance once completed.

For more information, contact AKC GR at