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Search Basics

To search the FWP website, just type in a few descriptive words and hit the 'enter' key (or click on the [Go] button) for a list of relevant pages. Since the Site Search only returns pages that contain all the words in your query, refining or narrowing your search is as simple as adding more words to the search terms list.

Choosing Keywords

For best results, it's important to choose your keywords wisely. Keep these tips in mind:

Use words likely to appear on a page with the information you want. "2004 drawing results" gets better results than "permits" and "hunting regulations" gets better results than "where can I hunt in distrct 380"

Make keywords as specific as possible. "wolf management plan" gets more relevant results than "management".

Exclusion of Common Words

FWP's Search ignores common words and characters such as "where" and "how", as well as certain single digits and single letters, because they tend to decrease the effectiveness of your search.

To force a common word to be included, construct a phrase search, which simply means putting quotation marks around two or more words. Common words in a phrase search (e.g., "where are you") are included in the search.

Capitalization

FWP's searches are NOT case sensitive. All letters, regardless of how you type them, will be treaded the same. For example, searches for "hunting regulations", "Hunting Regulations", and "hUnTiNg ReGuLaTiOnS" will all return the same results.