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    Ice Fishing

    Ice fishing on a WPA? Can you drive your vehicle on the lake? Find the answer by following the link below.

    Rules and Regulations

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    Habitat Easements

    USFWS offers one-time payments to private landowners for wetlands and grasslands on their properties. Find out how you can receive an offer.

    More about Easements

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    Special Use Permits

    Various activities are allowed on WPAs through Special Use Permits.

    Permits Information

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Waterfowl & Wetlands

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Why do ducks need those little wetlands anyway? Find out in this cartoon.

Paddy O'Mallard Cartoon

About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

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The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.

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Last Updated: Jan 22, 2015
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