Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge

Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge

Address:12985 E US Hwy 50
Seymour, IN 47274

Phone:812-522-4352
Fax:812-522-7802
Web: www.fws.gov/midwest/muscatatuck
Established: 1966.
Location:In southern Indiana, about 50 miles south of Indianapolis.
Facilities:Visitor center, viewing sites, hiking trails (é), auto tour route (9 miles), trails, historic features.
Activities:Boating, fishing, ice fishing, hiking, hunting, educational programs.
Special Features:On most of the refuge's lakes, fishing is permitted year round. Good catches of largemouth bass, bluegill, crappie, and channel catfish are not uncommon. Ice fishing is permitted when conditions are safe.
Habitats: 7,802 acres of farm lands, lakes, ponds, moist soil, grassland, forest.
Access: Open year round during daylight hours.
Wild life: Canada geese, wood ducks, great blue herons, the rare copperbelly water snake, white-tailed deer, muskrat, beaver, and turkey.

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Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge (hereafter Muscatatuck Refuge), located in southeastern Indiana, is comprised of various wetland and aquatic habitats including bottomland hardwood forests, moist-soil units, marshes, creeks, and springs.
The Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge in Jennings and Jackson counties provides 7,700 protected acres for migratory ducks and geese and about 200 species of resident wildlife.
May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Bringing with her the hopes for a new migrating population of rare trumpeter swans, a female trumpeter has made the 730-mile return journey from Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge to Sudbury, Ontario, Canada.
The trumpeters left Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge in early February.
They reached their final stop, Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge, near Seymour, Ind.
The fish fauna of Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge in Jennings and Jackson counties, Indiana was studied from 15 sites consisting of lentic and lotic waters.
The Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge was created for the protection of migratory waterfowl.
The purpose of this study was to document the fish species occurring in lotic and lentic waters of the Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge and describe species richness, structure, and biological integrity.
The Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge is located in south-central Indiana and lies in Jennings and Jackson counties.
Collection methodology,--Thirteen sites were sampled within the boundaries of the Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge, along with one site downstream and one site upstream of the refuge on the Vernon Fork Muscatatuck River to assess fish communities (Table 1, Fig.