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Shutdown may close waterfowl protection areas, other federal hunting lands

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LITCHFIELD, Minn. — Waterfowl and other hunters will lose access to public lands that are known as waterfowl production areas if a government shutdown becomes reality.


The shutdown would also close the Big Stone National Refuge, headquartered in Odessa. It covers 11,521 acres, much of which is open to a variety of hunting and other recreational activities.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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