Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge

8:31 am
Thu February 21, 2013

State Buys Land In Ogle, McHenry Counties

Credit DNR

Governor Pat Quinn announced acquisition of 547 acres of public land in four Illinois counties to boost public access for hunting, fishing, wildlife viewing and outdoor recreation. The $2.8 million in land purchases includes 71 acres in Hackmatack, the nation’s newest National Wildlife Refuge.

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Hackmatack Refuge
12:44 pm
Thu August 16, 2012

New wildlife refuge along stateline is approved

Ken Salazar
U.S. Dept. of Interior

A new federal wildlife refuge has been authorized along the border between Illinois and Wisconsin. U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced the establishment of Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge in southeastern Wisconsin and northeastern Illinois during a visit Wednesday to Milwaukee.

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