New Rockford Transcript - Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

Ranum WPA to Provide Habitat for Wildlife, Options for Outdoorsmen


March 8, 2021

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The Ranum WPA will connect existing huntable lands and habitat, seed marginal ground back to native prairie and forbs, and possibly provide a link to a future ice fishing opportunity!

In the formative years of my upland experience, CRP was at its peak, grouse, partridge and pheasants were plentiful and there was an area of PLOTS, WPAs and WMAs just up the hill from my backdoor that provided a young hunter and his dog everything they could want in a walk. A mixture of food in the surrounding soybeans and corn tied seamlessly into a spread of uplands, cattail sloughs, wetlands...

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