Wild turkey habitat projects in Hubbard County

Nearly 800 acres of state forest land were optimized for wild turkeys and other wildlife in Hubbard County.

According to a release from the DNR, the Park Rapids Tall Pine Toms chapter of the National Wild Turkey Foundation completed projects in the area over the past two years.

The group cut brush to encourage oak regeneration, as well as planted pine and oak seedlings.

The Hubbard County projects were funded with a $13,000 grant from the NWTF, as well as about $120,000 from Conservation Partners Legacy Funding.

The projects were focused on current and future wild turkey habitat that would also benefit other wildlife such as deer, bear, grouse and songbirds.

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