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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Host Successful Trapping Auction for Horicon Marsh
Midwest Region, October 10, 2012
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Interest was expected to be lower this year for the trapping auction due to the dry conditions on the Horicon Marsh, but attendance still exceeded 75 trappers and spectators in the room. The auction for the 2012-2013 season was held on October 10, 2012 in conjunction with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources who also sold their trapping areas for the southern one-third of the Horicon Marsh.

The refuge sold eleven combination marsh/dike areas for a total of $5,500 (about a quarter of last year’s total). Individual areas sold between $150 and $1,025. The Refuge also offered an area at no charge to two seniors or disabled trappers by a random drawing. Another area was set aside to any youth between the ages of 12 and 17 who wants to trap. Upland trapping permits were again available at no charge. Trapping on the refuge will begin at the end of October and will go through March.

Contact Info: Diane Kitchen, 920/387-2658 x12, diane_kitchen@fws.gov
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