Minnesota’s newest permanently conserved public wildlife habitat and public hunting land, the Rooster Ridge Wildlife Management Area (WMA), was dedicated as part of the Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener.
Rooster Ridge WMA was made possible by Pheasants Forever and Minnesota’s Outdoor Heritage Council fund.
“We’re excited and honored that we could help with this project,” said Rock County Chapter of Pheasants Forever President Darin Kindt. “We hope the public will enjoy this parcel for generations to come.”
The new WMA features 93 acres of rolling hills and wetlands. Restoration work was conducted by more than 40 volunteers who gave their time over three organized work days. In addition to the Rock County Pheasants Forever chapter, Beaver Creek Sportsmen and the Luverne High School trap team members pitched in to make this new parcel a reality.
“The community involvement has been impressive,” Kindt said. “We had volunteers from several different groups around Rock County, including the Luverne High School trap shooting team. Through their generosity and the support of local land owners, a large project like this was made possible.”
Rooster Ridge WMA is located 1 mile southwest of Beaver Creek in Rock County, or about 10 miles southwest of Luverne.