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    Proposed Change to Fishing Program 2019

    Proposed change includes: •The refuge is proposing to open lands and waters in Iowa and Minnesota to sportfishing •Seeking public comment

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    As Monarchs Head North

    Monarchs are on their way north. As milkweed plants begin to grow watch for eggs and caterpillars.

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    Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge

    The Northern Tallgrass Prairie is managed by Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge.

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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.

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