UPDATED: Feds reopen waterfowl production areas
Just in time for today's North Dakota's pheasant opener, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Friday afternoon that it was immediately reopening federal Waterfowl Production Areas across the country.
The decision means hunters in North Dakota again have access to more than 288,000 acres of wildlife lands in the state that had been closed to public access since the federal government shutdown began Oct. 1.
Minnesota also has more than 200,000 acres of WPA lands.
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