Necedah National Wildlife Refuge

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Necedah National Wildlife Refuge

Address:W7996 20th St W
Necedah, WI 54646

Phone:608-565-2551
Fax:608-565-3160
Web: www.fws.gov/midwest/necedah
Established: 1939.
Location:Central Wisconsin, about 180 miles southeast of Minneapolis.
Facilities:Visitor contact station, viewing sites, observation tower, auto tour route, trails.
Activities:Fishing, hiking, hunting, berry picking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, educational programs.
Special Features:Refuge also provides habitat for threatened, endangered, and rare species such as the Karner blue butterfly, Massasauga rattlesnake, Blanding's turtle, and gray wolf.
Habitats: 43,696 acres of forest, wetlands, and large tracts of rare oak barrens.
Access: Open during daylight hours.
Wild life: Bald eagles, whooping cranes, tringed bog hunter dragonflies, urkey, white-tailed deer, ruffed grouse, beaver, and coyote.

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Starting in 2001, captive-reared chicks were released at Necedah NWR in central Wisconsin and trained to follow an ultralight aircraft in preparation for a fall migration to wintering grounds at Chassahowitzka NWR in Florida.
Turkeys have been the benefactors of four mild winters, which means bird numbers are very healthy on Wisconsin's Necedah NWR, says assistant refuge manager Dave Trudeau, but apparently, few hunters are paying any attention to the growing population of gobblers.
Necedah NWR covers 47,000 acres and adjoins another 60,000 acres of federal land, which is administered by the Wisconsin DNR and is also open to hunting.
Following a trial run with nonendangered sandhill cranes (Grus canadensis), whooping cranes were guided by ultralight aircraft from Necedah NWR in Wisconsin to Chassahowitzka NWR in Florida in 2001.
The plan is to have the birds summer at the Necedah NWR in central Wisconsin and winter at Chassahowitzka NWR on the west coast of Florida.