Quail Forever (QF) (Pheasants Forever’s quail division) and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will dedicate a 70-acre addition to Richard J. Dorer Memorial Hardwood State Forest. This will mark the first-ever land acquisition project by Quail Forever in Minnesota since the organization established in 2005.

Utilizing a Conservation Partner Legacy grant from Minnesota’s Outdoor Heritage Fund, Quail Forever and contributing partners have permanently protected a 70-acre addition on the east side of, and directly adjacent to, the Richard J. Dorer Memorial Hardwood State Forest. Creating wildlife habitat and permanently protecting Winnebago Creek, one of several southeast Minnesota trout streams in the area, the new addition will provide additional hunting and recreational opportunities to Minnesota residents.

WHO: This event is open to the public. Representatives from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Pheasants Forever, Inc., Quail Forever – including members of the Metro Quail Forever chapter & the Southeast Minnesota Quail Forever chapter – and other partners will be in attendance.

WHEN: Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 1:00 p.m (Meeting in Caledonia, see below)

WHERE: For the convenience and safety of all parties, a caravan will be leaving at 1:15 p.m. from the Good Times Restaurant located at 118 Bissen Street in Caledonia, MN.

Contact

Jared Wiklund (651) 209-4953

Logo courtesy Quail Forever

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