Fisheries Biologist Brian Fillmore and Migratory Bird Coordinator Dan Collins will join host Rob Keck this week on Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World Radio. Tune in on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET on RURAL SiriusXM Channel 147 to catch this exclusive interview.
You may not realize it, but dinosaurs are far from extinct. Many prehistoric species still inhabit lakes and rivers across North America. Modern day monsters such as the alligator gar, paddlefish, and alligator snapping turtle are valuable links to our past, and Fisheries Biologists like Brian Fillmore are responsible for ensuring they have a presence in our future.
Fillmore is a Fisheries Biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at the Tishomingo National Fish Hatchery in Oklahoma. Don’t miss his insights into the conservation of these species, and the recreational possibilities that may exist in the future. Learn the challenges their sheer size can create, including the process of raising them in a hatchery.
In many parts of the country, all it takes is stepping outside to hear the sounds of waterfowl continuing their winter migrations. Have you ever taken a moment to consider the sheer number of these birds, or where they might be headed? Dan Collins is responsible for gathering exactly that type of information.
Dan is the Migratory Bird Coordinator for the US Fish and Wildlife Service. He works in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and deals with the management, assessment, and surveys of all migratory game birds in the Southwest Region. Tune in for his expert opinions on current migration patterns, conservation initiatives, and the impact of weather conditions on hunter success.
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