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Muscatatuck
National Wildlife Refuge


wood duck pair on the water
12985 E. U.S. Hwy. 50
Seymour, IN   47274
E-mail: muscatatuck@fws.gov
Phone Number: 812-522-4352
Visit the Refuge's Web Site:
http://www.fws.gov/refuge/muscatatuck/
Managers at Muscatatuck Refuge control water levels to benefit wildlife such as wood ducks.
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  History
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Most of the dense hardwood and bottomland forest that originally carpeted the land was cleared by settlers, who attempted to farm the wet ground.

Fortunately for wildlife, most of the attempts to drain the area were not successful. In 1966, Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge was established using money obtained from the sale of Federal Migratory Waterfowl Stamps, commonly known as Duck Stamps.

 
 
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