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Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries

Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries

The Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division manages, protects, and enhances the freshwater fishing resources of Alabama including 47 reservoirs, 23 Alabama State Public Fishing Lakes, and 77,000 miles of perennial rivers, streams, and the Mobile Delta.

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Georgia Department of Natural Resources: Wildlife Resources Division

Georgia Department of Natural Resources: Wildlife Resources Division

Carries out the Department of Natural Resource's (DNR) mission to enhance and conserve Georgia’s natural, historic, and cultural resources. As one of six divisions within DNR, the Wildlife Resources Division is charged with conserving and promoting Georgia’s wildlife resources, including game and nongame animals, fish, and protected plants.

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Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources

Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources

An agency of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts & Heritage Cabinet, the Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources conserves and enchances fish and wildlife resources and provides opportunity for hunting, fishing, trapping, boating, and other wildlife-related activites. Every year the agency enforces wildlife laws, manages public land and water, stocks fish, builds and maintains boat ramps, and informs and educates the public.

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Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Maryland Department of Natural Resources

The Department of Natural Resources leads Maryland in securing a sustainable future for the environment, society, and economy by preserving, restoring, and enchancing the State's natural resources.

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New York Department of Environmental Conservation

New York Department of Environmental Conservation

The mission of the department is to conserve, improve and protect New York's natural resources and environment and to prevent, abate and control water, land and air pollution, in order to enhance the health, safety and welfare of the people of the state and their overall economic and social well-being. DEC's goal is to achieve this mission through the simultaneous pursuit of environmental quality, public health, economic prosperity and social well-being, including environmental justice and the empowerment of individuals to participate in environmental decisions that affect their lives.

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North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission

North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission

The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission is the state government agency that sustains the state’s fish and wildlife resources through research, scientific management, wise use, and public input. The Commission is the regulatory agency responsible for the enforcement of the state's fishing, hunting, trapping, and boating laws.

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Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission

Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission provides fishing and boating opportunities through the protection and management of aquatic resources. The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission is an independent Commonwealth agency comprised of 10 Commissioners appointed by the Governor and approved by the Legislature.

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Pennsylvania Game Commission

Pennsylvania Game Commission

The Commission is responsible for managing all of Pennsylvania's wild birds and mammals and enforcing the Game and Wildlife Code, Fish and Boat Code, Forestry Laws and Pennsylvania's Crimes Code. Since its formation, the Commission has purchased lands for inclusion in its State Game Lands system, which currently contains about 300 separate tracts comprising a total of more than 1.4 million acres, and dedicates an extraordinary amount of manpower to the never-ending effort of spreading the word and educating Pennsylvanians about wildlife.

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Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency

The mission of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is to preserve, protect, and enhance the fish and wildlife of the state and their habitats for the benefit, and enjoyment of the citizens of Tennessee and its visitors. The Agency will foster the safe use of the state’s waters through a program of law enforcement, education, and access. If you love outdoor sports and the natural world or if you just like to observe wildlife, build birdhouses, or are just curious about the critters in your backyard - the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is here to help enrich your outdoor experience.

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Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries

Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries

The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries is responsible for the management of inland fisheries, wildlife, and recreational boating for the Commonwealth of Virginia. It seeks to manage Virginia's wildlife and inland fish to maintain optimum populations of all species to serve the needs of the Commonwealth.

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West Virginia Division of Natural Resources

West Virginia Division of Natural Resources

The Wildlife Diversity Program’s primary responsibility is to conserve the state’s nongame wildlife resources through the identification and management of nongame species and their habitats. The WDP also seeks to inform and educate the public about the resource, and to enhance the recreational opportunities it provides.

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