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Pheasants Forever makes donation to Hamilton County Conservation
Posted: Jan 31 2014 by ppowers

 The Hamilton County Pheasants Forever chapter presented a check late last week to the Hamilton County Conservation Department for $75,000 toward the purchase of 112 acres north of Webster City. The new wildlife area will be available for public use this spring. The area will be known as Brandrup's Timber. Mike and Pat Brandrup donated a portion of their property and sold the remainder to the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation in December,2012. The intent of the donation and sale were to have the property become part of the Hamilton County Conservation Board's wildlife and public use area. The Hamilton County Conservation Board receive a Wildlife Habitat Stamp Fund grant in July,2013 to help purchase the 112 acres from the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation. Hamilton County Pheasants Forever was the largest local supporter of this project. Other contributions were received from Whitetails Unlimited that included the National Chapter, Eagle Grove Chapter and the Little Wall Lake Chapter.Hamilton County Conservation and the National Wild Turkey Federation also contributed funds toward this land acquisition. Hamilton County Conservation Director Brian Lammer said the property north of Webster City is unique with a diverse ecosystem including native timber, a restored prairie, small wetland and the Boone River. The area will be managed by the Conservation Department as a wildlife management area. There will also be public access and hunting allowed in the area. Additional information on the the area will be presented at the Hamilton County Pheasants Forever banquet to be held March 31 at the Ed Prince Building and on the Hamilton County Conservation website at www.mycountyparks.com/hamilton.

 

 The Hamilton County Pheasants Forever chapter presented a check late last week to the Hamilton County Conservation Department for $75,000 toward the purchase of 112 acres north of Webster City. The new wildlife area will be available for public use this spring. The area will be known as Brandrup's Timber. Mike and Pat Brandrup donated a portion of their property and sold the remainder to the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation in December,2012. The intent of the donation and sale were to have the property become part of the Hamilton County Conservation Board's wildlife and public use area. The Hamilton County Conservation Board receive a Wildlife Habitat Stamp Fund grant in July,2013 to help purchase the 112 acres from the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation. Hamilton County Pheasants Forever was the largest local supporter of this project. Other contributions were received from Whitetails Unlimited that included the National Chapter, Eagle Grove Chapter and the Little Wall Lake Chapter.Hamilton County Conservation and the National Wild Turkey Federation also contributed funds toward this land acquisition. Hamilton County Conservation Director Brian Lammer said the property north of Webster City is unique with a diverse ecosystem including native timber, a restored prairie, small wetland and the Boone River. The area will be managed by the Conservation Department as a wildlife management area. There will also be public access and hunting allowed in the area. Additional information on the the area will be presented at the Hamilton County Pheasants Forever banquet to be held March 31 at the Ed Prince Building and on the Hamilton County Conservation website at www.mycountyparks.com/hamilton.

 

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