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John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge Seeking Public Input for Refuge Hunt Plan

John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum will facilitate two public presentations to outline the proposed refuge hunt plan and seek public input on issues and concerns. The refuge proposes opening a public use hunt program for white-tailed deer.

John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum will facilitate two public presentations to outline the proposed refuge hunt plan and seek public input on issues and concerns related to environmental assessment compatibility determination. The refuge proposes opening a public use hunt program for white-tailed deer. Hunting program objectives include providing a method of removing white-tailed deer from area populations and providing the public with quality, wildlife-oriented recreation. Those looking for gear to take on their next hunt to help with tracking down deer and other animals may wish to read empire outdoors article on trail cameras and loads of other items.

The first presentation is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. on Monday, April 30th at Ezekiel Baptist Church located at 5701-39 Grays Ave Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19143. The second presentation is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. on Friday, May 4th at Tinicum Township Municipal Building at 629 N Governor Printz Blvd, Essington, PA 19029.

The hunt plan, compatibility determination, and environmental assessment documents are available for review at https://www.fws.gov/refuge/John_Heinz/

The public is encouraged to submit written comments:

Attn: Hunt Plan, John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum, 8601 Lindbergh Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19153.

Comments may be emailed to johnheinznwr@fws.gov. Comments will be accepted until 3:30 pm on May 20, 2018.

The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. We are both a leader and trusted partner in fish and wildlife conservation, known for our scientific excellence, stewardship of lands and natural resources, dedicated professionals, and commitment to public service.

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(Source: Media Release)

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