Special to Reflector-Chronicle
DK County Pheasants Forever Teams Up With KDWPT
Dickinson County Pheasants Forever adds money to try and get new Walk-In-Hunting Access (WIHA) in Dickinson County. These funds will add an additional $1600 to every additional 160 acres of CRP put in WIHA as long as they are not already existing WIHA properties. Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism has a new Hunting Access and Conservation Habitat (HACH) initiative to try and get more private land hunting access for the public. The hunting access agreement must match the CRP/CCRP contract length. With these funds along with funds from Dickinson County Pheasants Forever, a landowner could expect to get an estimated upfront payment of $12,400 for a 10 year access agreement on 160 acres of CRP. All land will be considered, but the emphasis is CRP/CCRP. Additional money is also available if the land offers good turkey hunting or has a good pond or stream access for fishing. Funds are limited and there is a limited sign-up period. Please contact KDWPT Wildlife Biologist Clint Thornton (785-259-2474) for more details.