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The National Eagle Center’s summer fishing program, Fishing on the Refuge, is back and ready to welcome young anglers.

Fishing on the Refuge is an experiential learning opportunity for kids ages 15 and younger. It begins on Wednesday, June 19, and is offered every Wednesday and Thursday through Aug. 29. With paid admission, kids can use fishing poles, life jackets and lead-free tackle provided by the National Eagle Center and Minnesota DNR to catch fish in the Mississippi River during their visit. Participants can fish from the public dock located outside the National Eagle Center.

Over 300 kids participated in the program in 2018.

The Upper Mississippi Wildlife and Fish Refuge begins near the National Eagle Center in Wabasha and runs 261 miles south to Rock Island, Ill.

The National Eagle Center is open from daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More information about Fishing on the Refuge can be found at nationaleaglecenter.org/fishing-on-the-refuge.

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