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General Information

White-tailed Deer are commonly called Virginia Deer
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White-tailed Deer are commonly called Virginia Deer
Description - Harbor Island NWR is administered by Seney NWR features a variety of habitats that serves as home to a diverse population of wildlife. The horseshoe shaped island contains a marsh-lined harbor, sandy beaches, and mature stands of balsam fir, white cedar, paper birch, sugar maple and red oak.

Attractions - Dominating the waters of Potagannissing Bay, Harbor Island is best visited during the spring, summer and fall seasons of the year. The island's primitive attractions include walk-in only areas that are strictly day use. Viewing wildlife life or hunting wildlife are the primary enjoyments. The site does have archaeological features and wilderness areas.

Recreation - The island is open for public use with beach visits and hunting the primary uses.

Climate - The Straits normally experiences mild summers with average temperatures around 70 degrees F (21 degrees C). Winter temperatures average 14 - 18 degrees F (-10 to -8 degrees C). Yearly rain and snowmelt in the region averages 28 - 36 inches but can be dramatically altered by the "lake effect," thus depositing significant amounts of snow within a short period of time causing hazardous road conditions.

Location - Harbor Island National Wildlife Refuge is located just off the northwest shore of Drummond Island in Potagannissing Bay on Lake Huron.


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Contact Information:
Harbor Island NWR, HCR # 2, Box 1 , Seney, MI, 49883, Phone: 906-586-9851
, mike_tansy@fws.gov

Additional Information:
Michigan National Wildlife Refuges - The U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife manage four wildlife refuges in Michigan. Three of the four rest on the Upper Peninsula and one, Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge, is in northern Lower Peninsula.

Links:
Harbor Island NWR - Official agency website
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Official agency website.

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