Outdoorsman Feel The Sting of the Government Closure
Lots of people are shrugging their shoulders when asked if they are concerned with the government closure. I don’t think people understand how many daily activities involve a government entity. For example, all national wildlife refuges are closed. That means anyone looking to go after waterfowl or have had any activities planned at a national wildlife refuge, will have to wait.
According to a press release from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service:
The Federal Government will be closed as current funding expired on September 30, 2013. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is very much aware that any lapse in appropriations imposes hardships on those we serve. Due to this event, the national wildlife refuges, waterfowl production areas, Ecological Services field offices, fish hatcheries, fish technology center, fish health center, fish and wildlife conservation offices, and Joint Venture offices in Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming will be closed to the public.