Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge will offer trapping units for muskrat and beaver during the Wisconsin 2011-12 trapping season.
Bidding for the units will take place Wednesday evening, September 28, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at the Trempealeau Village Hall. There are fifteen muskrat units and four beaver units available for bid. Trappers must show a current Wisconsin state trapping license when registering to bid. Bids will start at $40.00 per unit. Trappers must be present at the auction to bid. Payment for units is due at the close of the auction.
Muskrat units are also available for bid for both Youth (18 years of age and younger) and Senior Citizen (65 years of age and older), free of charge. If you would like to enter in the drawing for these units, you must be present for bidding and provide a current Wisconsin trapping license and proof of age.
Interested trappers may inspect the trapping units prior to the September 28, 2011 auction date. Please stop at the refuge office to pick up a map and unit history. Additional information on the trapping program may be found on the web at www.fws.gov/midwest/trempealeau,