Fish & Wildlife

Every animal needs a few things to survive: food, water, and a suitable place to live (habitat). By using our natural resources in a sustainable way and accepting our responsibility to live with the wildlife around us, we can ensure abundant fish and wildlife populations and maintain our wildlife-based traditions, such as hunting, fishing, and wildlife watching.

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