Wildfire forces Agassiz NWR to close 1,100 acres to hunting

Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge in northwest Minnesota is closing about 1,110 acres in the southwest corner of the refuge to hunting from Nov. 4 through the close of the ruffed grouse season Jan. 1 because of wildfire activity. The refuge on Wednesday issued a news release saying activity burning peat has weakened the root systems of many trees and poses potential hazards. The closed area will be marked with signs. For more information and maps of the area, check out the refuge’s website here or contact refuge headquarters at (218) 449-4115.

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