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Last year about 10 acres of corn were planted in the Killen waterfowl refuge on the north end of Marsh Lake to diversify the menu offered to waterfowl. The area is kept dry through the growing season to allow a diverse mix of annual grasses to thrive and produce a bumper crop of seeds for hungry waterfowl when the area is flooded during the fall migration period. Submitted photos

Managed sanctuary being looked at as part of strategy to improve waterfowl hunting


APPLETON -- Waterfowl enthusiasts in the state were all ears when the news was announced at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resource's Stakeholders Reunion on Jan. 9 in Brooklyn Center.

Mark Holsten, commissioner of the DNR, told the attendees that the agency will work toward developing what are known as 'moist soil management impoundments' as a major part of its strategy to improve waterfowl hunting in the state.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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