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The Midwest Region includes Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin. Find a location near you.

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Conserving the Nature of America

The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.

A decade of kids ice fishing at Genoa National Fish Hatchery

A boy proudly displays his trophy catch (left). A girl reels in a rainbow trout (right). Photos by Megan Bradley/USFWS.
A boy displays his trophy catch and a girl reels in a rainbow trout. Photos by Megan Bradley/USFWS.

We understand the thrill of pulling a fish through the ice on a brisk winter day. On February 10, warmed by cupfuls of hot chocolate, more than 250 youth ages 5 to 12 and their families converged on Genoa National Fish Hatchery in Wisconsin for an afternoon of ice fishing.

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Weekly Wrap-up: February 1 - 7, 2019

Wildlife collage. Individual photo captions and credits within story.
Wildlife collage. Individual photo captions and credits within story.

Check out our best stories from around the web and social media. This week features waxwing treats, porcupine defense, finch food and more!

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Weekly Wrap-up: January 25 - 31, 2019

Wildlife collage. Individual photo captions and credits within story.
Wildlife collage. Individual photo captions and credits within story.

Check out our best stories from around the web and social media. This week features staying warm in the extreme cold, powerful eagle talons, a welcome return and more!

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30 years of conservation among Minnesota’s wetlands and prairie

Male greater prairie-chickens on prairie breeding grounds. Photo by Greg Kramos/USFWS.
Male greater prairie-chickens on prairie breeding grounds. Photo by Greg Kramos/USFWS.

We at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are celebrating Hamden Slough National Wildlife Refuge, which was established 30 years ago in early January. The refuge is nestled within Minnesota’s working landscape of agriculture, industry, conservation and the tight-knit communities that weave them together. Take a moment to learn more about this prairie gem and plan a trip to experience it first-hand.

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