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House Open To Hunters At Little Pdo Refuge

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Hunters who want to take a break during the midday lull Saturday can stop at headquarters and have their say about the future of the Little Pend Oreille Wildlife National Wildlife Refuge.

“We know it’s the opening day of deer season, but we thought hunters might want to take a break between noon and 3 p.m. and stop in,” said Lisa Langelier, refuge manager.

The refuge, which is geared primarily as habitat for white-tailed deer, is beginning to draw up a management plan.

The public will be asked for comments on proposals for such things as restricting motor vehicles on some roads and expanding refuge priorities to include species other than whitetails.

To reach the refuge from Colville, head east on Highway 20 about six miles and turn south on Artman-Gibson Road. Follow signs about seven miles to the headquarters.

A public meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m., Oct. 17, at Colville High School. , DataTimes

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