DNR Gifted 160 Acres from MDHA Benefiting Outdoor Recreation in Hubbard County
It has been a gradual process in the making since 2016 when four 40 acres of land were originally purchased by The Minnesota Deer Hunters Association back in 2018. As of January of 2020, MDHA decided to gift these parcels in the Badoura State Forest to the MN DNR of Hubbard County.
Mike Lichter says, “These parcels were the missing pieces that now connect public access to several square miles of public lands for hunting, fishing, and wildlife viewing, as well as additional miles of forest roads and snowmobile trails.”
Lichter also said, “that they are pleased that they could permanently secure access to these additional lands for local and visiting users alike.” But, this would not have been possible without its partnerships.
Funding for the $233,000 acquisition by MDHA was provided by a Conservation Partners Legacy grant through the Lessard-Sams- Outdoor Heritage Council, as well as $25,000 in matching grant funds from Enbridge.