N.D. Game and Fish cleared to buy wildlife landNorth Dakota's Game and Fish Department has been cleared to buy more land for wildlife management in Morton and Grand Forks counties.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's Game and Fish Department has been cleared to buy more land for wildlife management in Morton and Grand Forks counties.
The Legislature's interim Budget Section committee approved the land deals on Tuesday.
Game and Fish deputy director Roger Rostvet says 68 acres of Morton County land will be added to a Lake Oahe management area. It already covers more than 5,500 acres.
The new land has been used for gravel mining. Rostvet says it would make for good hunting, and it provides a land buffer for a rifle and pistol range.
Legislators also approved a Game and Fish purchase of 160 acres of Grand Forks County land about seven miles west of Manvel. It would become part of a management area for prairie chickens.