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Hunting Plan


A draft Hunting Plan and Environmental Assessment for Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) in Sumner, MO is available for public review on October 5, 2012.  The comment period will extend until November 5, 2012. 

  

The Environmental Assessment provides an environmental analysis and cumulative impacts of three alternatives for the hunting program at Swan Lake NWR.  These include:  1. No Action Alternative, 2. Limited Expansion of Hunting Opportunities, and 3. Significant Expansion of Hunting Opportunities.  The preferred alternative of the Environmental Assessment will be Alternative 2 which is further developed in the Hunting Plan. 

Click Here to view the Environmental Assessment. 

  

The Hunting Plan will open some areas of the Refuge to waterfowl hunting, add a managed archery deer hunt, open a unit of the Refuge to squirrel hunting, and a small 40 acre parcel of the Refuge that is adjacent to the Yellow Creek Conservation Area will be open to statewide regulations with the exception of deer firearms hunting.  Swan Lake also manages outlying units, which are located in Chariton County, Bates County, Henry County, Cedar County, and St. Claire County.  These outlying units will be open to hunting in accordance with state regulations. 


Click Here to view the Hunting Plan. 

 

If you have any questions feel free to contact Refuge Manager Steve Whitson at (660) 856-3323 ext 13.  Comments must be received by close of business on November 5, 2012 and can be dropped off at the Refuge Visitor Center.  You may also mail them to the following addresses: 

  

Swan Lake NWR 

Attn:  Hunting Plan Comments 

16194 Swan Lake Ave. 

Sumner, MO 64681 

 

Last Updated: Oct 04, 2012
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