Tamarac's proposed changes to hunting rules to be focus of May 14 open house

Hunting and fishing on national wildlife refuges is a tradition that dates back to the early 1900s.

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Today, more than 370 refuges are open to the public for hunting and more than 310 are open to sportfishing. Here in the midwest, national wildlife refuges and waterfowl production areas are a huge part of this tradition.

Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge, near Rochert, is proposing to expand hunting on its lands to include all species legal under Minnesota state regulations, to be consistent with nearby lands.

New species are: Sora, Virginia rail, mourning dove, American crow, bobcat and wild turkey. The new plan will also minimally adjust units open to migratory birds to comply with legal requirements.

Tamarac Refuge is seeking public comment on these changes. You are invited to review draft documents related to these changes, including the Draft Hunting Plans, Draft Environmental Assessments, and Draft Compatibility Determinations for the refuge. The documents are available from the refuge office. To view them, contact the refuge at 218-847-2641 ir tamarac@fws.gov and request either printed or electronic copies. Please let us know if you need the documents in an alternative format.

Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge will also host an open house on Tuesday, May 14 from 3 to 7 p.m. p.m. at the Tamarac Discovery Center. The center is located at 35704 County Hwy. 26, Rochert, Minnesota. This is an opportunity to discuss the proposed changes with refuge staff and to provide your comments on the draft plans. You can also submit comments to the refuge by mail at the address above or email tamarac@fws.gov.

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