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More Healthy Rivers INitiative Acres Open In Time For Turkey Season
Updated April 13, 2016 1:24 PM | Filed under: Natural Resources
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(UNDATED) - The DNR will open an additional 1,120 acres for public use along the Wabash River in Vigo County, just in time for Indiana's spring turkey season.

The new properties will open on April 18. Youth spring turkey season is open April 23-24. Spring turkey season runs April 27 to May 15. The new properties, acquired through the DNR's Healthy Rivers INitiative (HRI), will increase the acreage of Wabashiki and Fairbanks Landing fish & wildlife areas as well as create a new HRI property (Unit 403) in the Wabash River Conservation Area.

More than 12,300 acres have been opened to the public through HRI since the conservation project began in 2010. Since 2010, HRI has acquired 13,505 acres in the Wabash River, Sugar Creek and Austin Bottoms conservation areas. Combined with existing state-owned properties and land enrolled in federal conservation easements, more than 33,500 acres now have permanent conservation protection within the HRI project area.

Updated property maps with new acreage are at:

  • Fairbanks Landing FWA:
  • Wabashiki FWA:
  • HRI Wabash River Conservation Area:

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