Features

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    Paddle the Backwaters

    You are invited to join Refuge Ranger Ed on a paddle through the backwaters of the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife Refuge

    Guided Canoe Paddle 2019

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    Banking on Nature Report

    Learn how the Refuge brings money and jobs into your local community!

    Banking on Nature Report 2017

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    Special Deer Hunt: Lost Mound Unit

    This hunt is open to the general public through an application process.

    Special Deer Hunt: Lost Mound Unit

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    Guided Golf Cart Tours to Begin!

    Take a tour of the Refuge in a golf cart...

    Golf Cart Tours

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    Check Out Our Webcams!

    Get an inside view of birds in their habitat!

    Webcams

What's Going On?

View wildlife on our webcams.

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These webcams give you an inside view of birds in their habitat!

Webcams

Final Compatibility Determinations

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View the final signed compatibility determinations and program requirements.

Final Signed Compatibility Determinations

News Releases

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Stay current with public events and important notices on the refuge.

News Releases
Discover Wildlife

Discover Wildlife

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Mayflies, dragonflies, bald eagles all grace the skies. Walleye, perch and largemouth bass swim below the river. Why not give dragonfly watching a chance?

Discover Wildlife

Be a patient photographer

Be a Patient Photographer

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Wildlife shots take time. What better place to relax and wait then outside on a refuge.

Wildlife Photography Tips

About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

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The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America's fish, wildlife, and plants.

Learn more about the NWRS