State walk-in hunting program gets federal funding, will expand
Minnesota's walk-in access (WIA) program, which had been on shaky financial ground, will continue.
A $1.67 million, three-year federal grant that funds the program has been awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, officials announced Monday. The grant means hunters in western and south-central Minnesota will continue to have access to more than 22,000 acres of existing WIA hunting land, and will get at least 8,000 additional acres over the next three years.
Here's the rest of the DNR news release: