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Refuge Naturalists to Staff Brownsville and Shady Maple Overlooks Refuge naturalists will be available at Brownsville Overlook and Shady Maple Overlook every Saturday and Sunday from October 22– November 20, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., to share information about migrating water birds and eagles.
A Voluntary Waterfowl Avoidance Area
will once again be in effect on Lake Onalaska (Navigation Pool 7) of the Upper
Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge during the 2016 fall
migration. Dates of the program are October 15
through December 6th.
Thirty-two hunters participated in the Youth Deer Hunt held
October 8-9 at the Lost Mound Unit of Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife
and Fish Refuge. Lost Mound Site Manager Alan Anderson reported “The number of
deer taken was a record harvest combined with one of the highest percentages of
successful hunters since the hunt began in 2007.”
Eagle Photo Contest All photos must be taken along the Mississippi River Flyway. Photos must be submitted digitally and be the
original work of the person submitting; therefore no computer composites will
be accepted. We are accepting photos from October 10
– December 2. People’s Choice will be voted on at the Clinton Bald Eagle Watch,
January 7, 2017. For more detailed information go to Stewardsumrr.org and click on Photo Contest. Contact Pam
Steinhaus at 815-273-2732 for more information.
Are you ready for a howling good time? Anyone who dares to learn about bats, frogs, lamprey, moths, owls, snakes, spiders and more is invited to attend a free “Creepy Critters” trick-or-treat event on Wednesday, October 12th starting at 4:00 p.m.
Annual Swan Watch Bus Tour To make your reservation for the Swan Watch Bus Tour, contact Gayle Maule by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or at (507) 494-6220, please leave a message if she is unavailable when you call. Registration is due prior to Wednesday, November 2.
Celebrate the opening of a new water trail located on the Chippewa River near Nelson, WI.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced
the special trapping program will be available this season on both their Spring
Lake Unit south of Savanna and Pleasant Creek Unit south of Bellevue.
The Fish & Wildlife Service would like to remind everyone about Waterfowl Hunting Closed Areas and No Hunting Zones on the Refuge. These areas cover a small percentage of the Refuge and are subject to special regulations relating to access and waterfowl hunting.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today that Refuge special use permits and trap tags for the 2016-2017 furbearer trapping season on the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge will be issued beginning October 3, 2016
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