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Monday, July 22nd, 2024

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Sportsmen Since 1967

Monday, July 22nd, 2024

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Upper Mississippi River Refuge set to celebrate 100 years

The Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge is graced by majestic bluffs and secluded backwaters. (Photo by Tim Eisele)

Will Dilg may be unknown to most hunters, trappers, and anglers who enjoy Mississippi River outings, but that should no longer be the case in 2024, with this year marking the 100th anniversary of the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge. Dilg is the “father” of that 261-mile gem of a refuge.
The refuge stretches from Wabasha, Minn., to Rock Island, Ill., and protects more than 240,000 acres of Mississippi River floodplain.

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