Minnesota -(Ammoland.com)- Outdoor enthusiasts now have an additional 5,041 acres of land spread in more than 22 counties where there are opportunities to hunt, trap, hike, cross-country ski and watch wildlife in areas known as state wildlife management areas (WMA).
“State taxpayers get a great deal for dollars that are spent on WMA acquisitions,” said Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Tom Landwehr. “That’s because conservation-minded groups and individuals who partner with the DNR add a tremendous amount of local expertise and financial muscle that stretches public funding much further.”
The total area managed in WMAs is more than 1.3 million acres in about 1,500 WMAs located in 86 of the 87 counties in Minnesota.
Partner organizations that helped to acquire 3,099 of the new acres include Ducks Unlimited, The Conservation Fund, Pheasants Forever, The Nature Conservancy, the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association, the Green Corridor Initiative, the Fox Lake Conservation League, the Swan Lake Area Wildlife Association, the Minnesota Sharp-tailed Grouse Society, and the Fergus Falls Fish and Game Club.
“We are grateful for the help of partners in acquiring …read more