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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Media Advisory Highlighting hunting access at Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge and across the country

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Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge
P.O. Box 399
9981 Pacific St.
Prairie City, IA 50228

Contact: Tina Shaw, Tina_Shaw@fws.gov, 612-713-5331

Highlighting hunting access at Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge and across the country

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are proud to expand access to quality hunting and fishing at national wildlife refuges and fish hatcheries across the country. Please join us on Thursday October 10, 2019 as U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Principal Deputy Director Margaret Everson and Iowa Department of Natural Resources Director Kayla Lyon highlight recent successes in expanding hunting and hunter retention in Iowa and across the country.

 

What: Formal press event, followed by opportunities for media interviews

When: Thursday, October 10, 2019 10:00 a.m.

Where: Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge, Prairie City, Iowa

 

Directions to Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge:

Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge is 20 miles east of Des Moines, Iowa and nine miles south of Interstate 80. From Des Moines, take Highway 163 to the Prairie City exit. Go straight from the off-ramp, and follow the paved 4.5-mile entry road to the Prairie Learning and Visitor Center. From I-80, take the Colfax exit and turn south on Hwy 117. Drive 6 miles following Hwy 117; turn right in Prairie City to continue on Hwy 117. Cross Hwy 163, and turn right on the paved entry road.

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