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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Weekly NWR Post

I missed last week and will try and post two this week.

This time we will travel across the Minnesota borader to Wisconson and check out Horicon National Wildlife Refuge

Over 21,000 acres in size, Horicon National Wildlife Refuge is located on the west branch of the Rock River in southeastern Wisconsin and encompasses the northern two-thirds of Horicon Marsh.

Horicon Marsh is a shallow, peat-filled lakebed gouged out by the Wisconsin Glacier about 12,000 thousand years ago. The headwaters of the Rock River, Horicon Marsh is 14 miles long and three-to-five miles wide. Branches of the Rock River, small and intermittent streams, and groundwater springs provide the water resources for the marsh. At 32,000 acres in size, it is the largest freshwater cattail marsh in the United States.

In 1990, Horicon Marsh was designated a "Wetland of International Importance" by the Ramsar Convention. It has also been designated as "Globally and State Important Bird Areas" by the American Bird Conservancy and a unit of the Ice Age National Scientific Reserve.


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Ben G.

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Heli gunner Tom said...

Hi Ben,
So.. you are visiting my dear State of WI-- land of cheese. good for you!
Hunters love Horicon march to hunt geese and ducks. I have not hunted for many years-- bad back and knees, and I just love to eat deer and game.
Have fun.

Tom Schuckman
Union Grove, WI

Deer Killer said...

The Horicon Marsh is definitely grate wiledlife habitat. The last too years I have had the opportunity to hunt in the National refuge part as a part of a youth hunt I took part in. Those are experiences I will never forget.

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