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    Winter Photo Contest 2020

    December 30, 2019

    The Friends of the Refuge Headwaters are encouraging all amateur photographers to get outside this winter and capture the beauty of the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge (Refuge) for a winter photo contest.

    http://www.fws.gov/nwrs/threecolumn.aspx?id=6442459326
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    Commercial Fishing Guide Process for 2020

    November 14, 2019

    In 2019, the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge (Refuge) implemented its pilot year of the Commercial Fishing Guide Permit Program. The Refuge waived permit fees and offered a grace period to guides operating in 2019 to allow for a transition into this new program. The 2020 season will be fully enforced and fishing guides operating within the Refuge will need to apply for and obtain a permit as well as pay applicable fees.

    http://www.fws.gov/nwrs/threecolumn.aspx?id=6442458542
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    Cardinal to Hickory Creek CD

    October 25, 2019

     A draft Compatibility Determination, Realignment of a utility right-of-way (ITC Midwest LLC and Dairyland Power Cooperative, Cardinal to Hickory Creek transmission line, Clayton County, Iowa) is available for public comment from October 25 through November 26, 2019.

    http://www.fws.gov/nwrs/threecolumn.aspx?id=6442458123
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    Paddle The Backwaters 2019

    August 13, 2019

    You are invited to join Refuge Ranger Ed on a paddle through the backwaters of the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge (Refuge) near Winona, MN.

    http://www.fws.gov/nwrs/threecolumn.aspx?id=6442456070
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    Banking on Nature Report 2017

    July 9, 2019

    While there are all sorts of measurable benefits ranging from air and water quality to biodiversity and habitat protection, we also track how public lands bring money and jobs into your local economy.  Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge was featured in the latest assessment along with more than 160 other refuges and wetland management districts.

    http://www.fws.gov/nwrs/threecolumn.aspx?id=6442455351
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    Potters Marsh Drawing is July 27, 2019

    June 29, 2019

    The US Fish and Wildlife Service has announced the drawing for Potter’s Marsh waterfowl hunting sites will be held on Saturday, July 27, at Manny’s Pizza, 211 Main Street, Savanna, Illinois.

    http://www.fws.gov/nwrs/threecolumn.aspx?id=6442455187
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    Lost Mound Deer Hunt Applications Available July 1(1)

    June 29, 2019

    Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge, Savanna District has announced the 2019 applications for the special deer hunts at Lost Mound are available on July 1.

    http://www.fws.gov/nwrs/threecolumn.aspx?id=6442455186
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    Special Deer Hunt: Lost Mound Unit

    June 11, 2019

    Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge has announced a General Public - Special Deer Hunt at Lost Mound, applications are available through the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (ILDNR).

    http://www.fws.gov/nwrs/threecolumn.aspx?id=6442454747
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    Boat Landing Closures Spring 2019

    May 22, 2019

    The Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge (Refuge), Winona District is urging boaters to take precautions in the coming days regarding flooding on the Mississippi River.

    http://www.fws.gov/nwrs/threecolumn.aspx?id=6442454339
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    Paddling with a Ranger June 2019

    May 20, 2019

      A National Trails Day paddling outing through the backwaters of the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge (Refuge) will be led by Refuge Ranger Ed Lagace on Saturday, June 1, 2019. Paddlers of all abilities are welcome to join this fun and free event which will launch from the Finger Lakes Pioneer Access (Access) near Wabasha, MN.

    http://www.fws.gov/nwrs/threecolumn.aspx?id=6442454314

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