66 More Acres of Prime and Public Habitat

Posted Monday July 24, 2017 by wf_admin

Minnesota has 66 more acres of prime and public upland habitat thanks in part to your support. John Murtaugh was an avid 32-year-old sportsman who was struck and killed by a hit and run driver while walking his hunting dog near his home. Family members decided the best way to preserve his memory would be to provide the public with property they could hunt. Your donations were a part of a $6,000 grant made to acquire the land. The newly acquired parcel was then donated to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and became a Wildlife Management Area. After the dedication, wild turkeys were released and are using the area. Next turkey season, put in for a tag that covers the public hunting land you helped create. It is in Goodhue County, near Hay Creek, on south Highway 58 between County Roads 3 and 4