Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge will offer trapping units for muskrat and beaver during the Wisconsin 2016-17 trapping season. Bidding for the units will take place Tuesday evening, October 4, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at the refuge Outdoor Wonders Learning Center building, located next to the refuge office. There are twelve muskrat units and four beaver units available for bid. Trappers must show a current Wisconsin state trapping license (paper copy) when registering to bid. Bids will start at $40.00 per unit. Trappers must be present at the auction to bid. Payment for units is due at the close of the auction.Muskrat units are also available for both Youth (18 years of age and younger) and Senior Citizen (65 years of age and older), free of charge. If you would like to enter in the drawing for these units, you must be present for bidding and provide a current Wisconsin trapping license and proof of age.
The Friends of Trempealeau Refuge invite you to join us, Wednesday evening, October 12th, 2016 at 6:30 pm in the Outdoor Wonders Learning Center at Trempealeau NWR for a special presentation from Ellen McDonah. Ellen is an artist, kayaker, teacher, and writer who lives near Trempealeau, WI. In May 2014, she began her solo kayaking journey at the headwaters of the Mississippi River. Three months later she became the first woman ever to kayak the entire Mississippi River solo! Her 2,320-mile journey down the river inspires her wonderful artwork and stories. Along the way, she sketched river scenes, met lots of river folks, journaled about her travels, and lived on the river. Recently, Ellen finished a book, "One Woman's River," about her experience kayaking the entire Mississippi River, she will have copies of the book for sale at the event. Please come and join us to hear about Ellen's extraordinary solo journey down the Mississippi River. Don't miss this special presentation!
Join us for a special waterfowl hunt for hunters with disabilities on October 15 &16, 2016. Each year the refuge offers waterfowl hunting opportunities for persons with disabilities. To participate in this special Refuge hunt, all applicants must have a Wisconsin Class A or C Disabled Hunting Permit, a current Wisconsin issued hunting license, 2016 State & Federal Duck Stamps, and a completed Migratory Bird Hunt application. This hunt is limited to 14 participants. If more than 14 applications are received by the deadline (October 7, 2016), then a random drawing will be held. Those not selected for the weekend hunt and those who can not attend the weekend hunt may choose from the weekday hunt scheduled for October 18-20 or October 25-27, 2016.
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