Green Bay National Wildlife Refuge Proposes Changes to Hunting and Fishing Programs

Hunting and fishing in national wildlife refuges is a tradition that dates back to the early 1900s. Today more than 370 refuges are open to the public for hunting and/or fishing across the country. In the Midwest, national wildlife refuges and waterfowl production areas are a big part of this tradition, welcoming sport enthusiasts of all abilities to experience hunting and fishing in beautiful places. Here are some proposed additions for public hunting and fishing on National Wildlife Refuge System lands.

Green Bay National Wildlife Refuge is proposing to update its hunting and fishing programs and seeks public comment on the changes. The last updates to its hunting and fishing programs took place during the writing of its Comprehensive Conservation Plan in 2012.

The proposed changes include:

• Open to deer hunting on Plum Island and the refuge-owned parcel of Detroit Island

• Open to fishing from the Plum Island shoreline

The public is invited to review draft documents related to these changes, including the Draft Hunting or Fishing Plan, Draft Environmental Assessments and Draft Compatibility Determinations. They became available on May 1 for 30 days.

Draft documents are available at the Horicon National Wildlife Refuge Complex Office, W4279 Headquarters Rd., Mayville, WI 53050. Or, contact the refuge at 920.948.5037 or [email protected] to request printed or electronic copies. Indicate whether you need the documents in an alternative format.

Submit comments by May 30 to the refuge at [email protected] or by mail at Attn: Green Bay NWR Comments, W4279 Headquarters Rd., Mayville, WI 53050.