BISMARCK, N.D. — Federal officials are proposing allowing moose hunting for the first time on the Des Lacs and Upper Souris National Wildlife Refuges in northern North Dakota.

The proposal also calls for the Upper Souris refuge to have turkey hunting for the first time.

The two refuges already are open to upland game and big game hunting, and Upper Souris also is open to fishing.

The proposed expansion of outdoors opportunities is through an effort by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to increase access to hunting and fishing on public lands and waters across the country.

The public has about a month to comment on the proposal.