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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 3, 2010

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USFWS Gerry Shimek, (952)858-0705

Comment Period on Draft Hunting Plan Opens Today for Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge

 
Geese flying at Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge. Photo Credit: USFWS/Scott Sharkey
Geese flying at Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge. Photo Credit: USFWS/Scott Sharkey


A 30-day comment period for Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge’s Draft Hunting Plan begins Dec. 3, 2010, and will run until Jan. 4, 2011. The hunting plan is being revised to include land owned or managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service between Jordan, Minn. and Henderson, Minn.

The Refuge is conducting a Listening Station to make it more convenient for people to comment on the Draft Hunting Plan. The Listening Station will be conducted at the Rapids Lake Education & Visitor Center on Thursday, Dec. 16, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. People who want to comment on the draft Plan or who are seeking more information are invited to stop by or drop off written comments, give oral comments or ask questions one-on-one with a Refuge employee.

For more information on the Listening Station or the Draft Hunting Plan, please call 952-858-0705.

Copies of the Draft Hunting Plan are available on-line on the Refuge website: http://www.fws.gov/Midwest/minnesotavalley. Paper copies are available at both the Rapids Lake Education & Visitor Center, located at 15865 Carver Highlands Drive in Carver, and the Bloomington Main Office at 3815 American Blvd. East in Bloomington.

Migratory game bird, big game, and upland game hunting are allowed on the Refuge during state seasons.

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Last updated: November 4, 2013