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Pheasants Forever Dedicating New Waterfowl Area

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SUNBURG, Minn. (AP) — Pheasants Forever is dedicating a new wildlife area in west-central Minnesota.

The new 185-acre Randall Waterfowl Production Area near Sunburg in Kaniyohi County was purchased with the help of Pheasants Forever’s Build a Wildlife Area campaign.

Consisting of wetlands, native prairie and restored grasslands, the area borders an existing federal waterfowl production area and will be open to the public for hunting and recreation.

Pheasants Forever says this is its 11th Build a Wildlife Area project in Minnesota. Since 2003, the campaign has helped protect more than 3,000 acres of habitat.

Donors who helped make the new area possible include individual and corporate partners, as well as grants recommended by the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council.

The dedication ceremony is set for 5 p.m.

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