U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Northeast Region


Standing a lofty 5-feet tall, outdoorswoman Nicole Meier seeks to redefine what a hunter looks like.

The largest-ever reintroduction of the endangered Puritan tiger beetle happened this October and is crucial in restoring a healthy ecosystem along the Connecticut River.

As hunting seasons begin, you may be wondering how regulated hunting contributes to conservation, the mission of the Service, and if it’s a sustainable practice. Learn more about how hunting aides in conservation efforts and provides an outlet for people to spend time in nature.