Refuge trapping permits are issued for a fee of $30.00 for trappers 18 years or older and $5.00 for trappers under age 18. Only cash and checks can be accepted. Trappers who did not return their fur catch report for the 2014-2015 seasons will not be issued a trapping permit for this year.
Winona District : October 5, 2015 51 East 4th Street, Room 203, Winona, MN Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.La Crosse District October 5, 2015 N5727 County Road Z, Onalaska, WI. Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. McGregor District: October 13, 2015 470 Cliffhaven Road, Prairie du Chien, WI 53821 Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.Savanna District: October 1, 2015 7071 Riverview Rd, Thomson, IL Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Ed Britton (815-273-2732) September 23, 2015 District Manager
Habitat Improvement Work to Begin in Stone and Tippy Lakes Public is Asked to Avoid These Areas During ConstructionHabitat improvement work in Stone and Tippy Lakes in Jo Daviess County, Illinois is set to begin in October, 2015, and can take up to 2 years to complete. When complete, both Stone and Tippy Lakes will provide important overwintering fish habitat, improved habitat for frogs, turtles, beavers, otters, and migratory songbirds. Recreational opportunities will increase with the habitat improvements.
For safety reasons you are asked to stay away from construction equipment and activities. Newt Marine Service of Dubuque, IA, will begin initial construction by moving and setting equipment at the work site.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Pam Steinhaus (815) 273-2732September 19, 2015 Refuge Ranger
Refuge Closed Area RegulationsThe Refuge would like to remind everyone about Closed Areas and No Hunting Zones on the on the Savanna District (Illinois and Iowa) Pools 12, 13 & 14. These areas cover a small percentage of the Refuge and are subject to special regulations relating to access and waterfowl hunting.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Mary Stefanski (507) 494-6229September 18, 2015
Observation Deck Construction to Begin at Buffalo CityThe Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge announces that construction will begin soon on an observation deck 18 feet wide by 24 feet long at the Lower Spring Lake Landing in Buffalo City, WI. The observation deck will include spotting scopes, benches and interpretive signage.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Tim Miller (608) 779-2385
September 17, 2015 Kendra Niemec (608) 779-2386Draft Environmental Assessment for Root River Tract Habitat Project Available for Public Review and CommentThe Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife & Fish Refuge, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced the release of an environmental assessment that evaluates a proposed habitat restoration/enhancement project. The project is located on the Root River Tract, an 825-acre block of land along the Root River east of Highway 26 in Houston County, Minnesota.The environmental assessment is on the Refuge's website, additional copies of the environmental assessment are available by contacting the La Crosse District Office at (608) 779-2399. Hard copies will be available for review at the La Crosse District Visitor Center on Brice Prairie located at N5727 County Road Z, Onalaska, Wisconsin or La Crescent Public Library located at 321 Main Street, La Crescent, Minnesota 55947.Written comments will be accepted through Friday, October 30, 2015. Comments should be addressed to Tim Miller, La Crosse District Manager, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, N5727 County Road Z, Onalaska, Wisconsin, 54650. Comments can also be emailed to: Tim_A_Miller@fws.gov
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Mary Stefanski (507) 494-6229
August 18, 2015
Halfmoon Landing Improvements Starting Soon
Boaters may be affected by improvements to the Halfmoon Boat Landing located at the end of West Newton Road near Kellogg, MN. The
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