Whitetails Unlimited has awarded a total of $10,000 to the Jackson and Clinton County Iowa Conservation Boards to assist the purchase of a 206-acre parcel of land. Once the purchase is complete the parcel will be open for public recreation, including hunting. The tract is located in the Eden Valley area and is adjacent to a 399-acre parcel also open to public hunting, making a total of 605 acres available to area hunters.
WTU has worked very hard over the years creating more accessible hunting property. Iowa, Michigan, and Wisconsin’s state wildlife agencies have developed programs to expand public hunting areas. Whitetails Unlimited has always been a strong supporter of these programs.
“Land access is one of the largest hurdles hunters face when trying to participate in the sport they love,” says Whitetails Unlimited Program Services Director Russ Austad. “This is a big step in the right direction with helping the R3 Initiative of Recruitment, Retention, and Reactivation of hunters.”
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About Whitetails Unlimited:
Since our beginning in 1982, Whitetails Unlimited has remained true to its mission and has made great strides in the field of conservation. Thanks to more than 475 chapters, 114,000-plus members, chapter volunteers, and corporate sponsors, Whitetails Unlimited has earned the reputation of being the nation’s premier organization dedicating its resources to the betterment of the white-tailed deer and its environment. Our mission is to raise funds in support of educational programs, wildlife habitat enhancement and acquisition, and preservation of the shooting sports and hunting tradition for future generations. To date, Whitetails Unlimited has expended more than $102.7 million on program services and activities that continue to enhance, and ultimately foster, our mission.
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Russ Austad, Whitetails Unlimited
Program Services Director: (920) 743-6777, Ext. 102