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BIG RIVERS WILDLIFE
Addition to Big Rivers Wildlife Management Area and State Forest being dedicated
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Monday, October 21, 2013 5:01 AM EDT
A massive addition to the Big Rivers Wildlife Management Area and State Forest in western Kentucky will be dedicated this week.
Public and private partners helped the agencies acquire the Crittenden County property this month, and it will soon open to hunters, anglers, hikers and others. It's to be permanently protected for conservation use.
The agencies dedicated the first phase last year, a 2,571-acre tract in Union County.
Fish and Wildlife Deputy Commissioner Benjy Kinman says the $12.6 million purchase was made without using license and permit fees paid by anglers and hunters.