FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Rich King 563-873-3423September 8, 2014Temporary Avoidance Area EstablishedThe U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (USFWS) McGregor District Manager, Rich King, announced today that there will be a temporary avoidance area established around the Capoli Environmental Management Project (EMP) in Pool 9, Crawford County, Wisconsin.
The Capoli Environmental Management Project involves construction of several islands. This project began in 2012 and continues to the present.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Mary Stefanski (507) 494-6229August 29, 2014
The Friends of the Refuge Headwaters will offer a bus tour to view the fall migration and changing colors of the Upper Mississippi River from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Saturday, November 15, 2014.
Participants will have the opportunity to view migrating tundra swans and other waterfowl up-close on the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge. The bus tour will leave from Winona, Minn., travel to the Weaver Bottoms area near Weaver, Minn., and then travel down-river to the Brownsville Overlook near Brownsville, Minn. Interpreters will be on-board to answer questions and binoculars, spotting scopes and brochures will be provided for the day. There is limited seating and reservations are required. Cost is $25 per person, which includes a box lunch.To make your reservation for the Swan Watch Bus Tour, contact Lisa Liddell, Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., prior to November 7 at (507) 494-6238; please leave a message if she is unavailable when you call.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Ed BrittonSeptember 3, 2014 815-273-2732 ext 111
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is soliciting bids for the exclusive commercial fishing permit on Lost Mound Unit (formerly Savanna Army Depot), Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge, located in Carroll and Jo Daviess Counties, Illinois. The bid solicitation period extends from September 3-25, 2014. Sealed bids must be received by 4:00PM on September 25.
The refuge has announced the 2014 applications for the special deer hunt at Lost Mound within the Savanna District. Two managed deer hunts, one for youth (ages 10-15) and one for adults with disabilities (16 years and older), are conducted within designated Closed Areas of Lost Mound Unit. All hunters must be acco
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