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Refuge Fur Catch Reports Due by April 15


 The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reminds Refuge trappers to submit their fur catch reports before the April 15 deadline. Harvest data from reports is used for management purposes and shared with the respective State agencies. Trappers who fail to meet the April 15 deadline may not be eligible to receive trap tags for the 2013-2014 trapping season.

Although a few trapping seasons remain open at this time, the Refuge encourages trappers to submit reports early in order to provide the most current and accurate data. All trapping on the Refuge ends March 15, 2013. Refuge trap tags and permits are still being issued and are available at District Offices. Three hundred fifty-four Refuge trapping permits were issued for the 2011-2012 trapping season.


In addition to being the most visited refuge in the country, the “Upper Miss” Refuge has the added complexity of a major navigation system, including 11 locks and dams, within its boundary. It is also a world-class fish and wildlife area which harbors 306 species of birds; 119 species of fish; more than 250 active bald eagle nests; thousands of heron and egret nests; spectacular concentrations of canvasback ducks, tundra swans, and white pelicans; and several threatened or endangered species.


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Last Updated: Jan 10, 2013
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