Northern Tallgrass Prairie National Wildlife Refuge was established in 2000 to address the loss of America’s grasslands and the decline of grassland wildlife. The refuge consists of scattered tracts in western Minnesota and northwestern Iowa. All tracts are open to various hunting options and subject to federal and state regulations. Specific hunting opportunities vary, depending on the location of the specific unit. Individual refuge units are managed and overseen by the refuge oroffice covering the area where the lands are located.