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Requirements Last Revised: 1/1/05 Fish & Wildlife Management - Page 1 of 8
FISH AND WILDLIFE
Merit Badge Requirements
1) Describe the meaning and purposes of fish and wildlife conservation and management.
2) List and discuss at least three major problems that continue to threaten your state’s fish and wildlife resources.
3) Describe some practical ways in which everyone can help with the fish and wildlife conservation effort.
4) List and describe five major fish and wildlife management practices used by managers in your state.
5) Do ONE of the following:
A) Construct, erect, and check regularly at least two artificial nest boxes (wood duck, bluebird, squirrel, etc.) and keep
written records for one nesting season.
B) Construct, erect, and check regularly bird feeders and keep written records of the kinds of birds visiting the feeders in the
C) Design and implement a backyard wildlife habitat improvement project and report the results
D) Design and construct a wildlife blind near a game trail, water hole, salt lick, bird feeder, or birdbath and take good
photographs or make sketches from the blind of any combination of 10 wild birds, mammals, reptiles, or amphibians.
6) Do ONE of the following:
A) Observe and record 25 species of wildlife. Your list may include mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish. Write
down when and where each animal was seen.
B) List the wildlife species in your state that are classified as endangered, threatened, exotic, game species, furbearers, or
migratory game birds.
C) Start a scrapbook of North American wildlife. Insert markers to divide the book into separate parts for mammals, birds,
reptiles, amphibians, and fish. Collect articles on such subjects as life histories, habitat, behavior, and feeding habi