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    For Immediate Release                                                                      Contact Pam Steinhaus
    August 5, 2014                                                                                 815-273-2732

    Youth Fishing Clinic - Get Hooked on Fishing - September 6, 2014

    Register your youth ages 5-12, for the Youth Fishing Clinic at the Upper
    Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refugeon September 6, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

    Children 6 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian during the day. The Refuge will provide fishing poles, bait, lessons and some good ‘ol fishing fun.

    Following an exciting day of fishing will be a “shore lunch”, hot dog cookout.

    Register by calling the refuge office at (815) 273-2732.
    Registration ends September 4 at 4 pm.

    Participants will meet at the Frog Pond parking lot, which is located 1.5 miles south of Savanna on Rt. 84. Look for the banners along the road.


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    Notice of Availability: Compatibility Determination, Commercial Recording
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                              Contact: Tim Yager (507) 494-6219
    July 29, 2014

    NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY: The Compatibility Determination, Commercial Recording (photography, videography, filming, and audio recording), Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge (Refuge), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is available for public comment from July 30 through August 13, 2014.

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    Lost Mound Deer Hunt Applications Available (Savanna District)

    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

    90th Anniversary and Evening Paddle through Backwaters.

     Will Dilg was a Chicago advertising executive and an avid angler on the Upper Mississippi River. Angered by the destruction and disregard for the Upper Mississippi River, in 1922 he founded the Izaak Walton League and a year later he and the anglers, hunters, and other conservationists of this new group found

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    No Fireworks Allowed on the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife Refuge

    For Immediate Release                                   Contact:  Curt McMurl 507 494 6213
    July 1, 2014     

    The 4th of July is just around the corner. If you are heading to the Mississippi River for a boating or camping trip, just a reminder – no fireworks are allowed on the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge because of their disturbance to wildlife as well as the litter they leave behind.
     

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    Notice of Availability - Commercial fish and wildlife filming
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Mary Stefanski (507) 494-6229
    June 18, 2014

    NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY: The Compatibility Determination, Commercial fish and wildlife filming (GLOBO TV, Brazil), Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is available for public comment from June 19 through June 25, 2014.
Last Updated: Jan 09, 2014
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