Habitat Happenings

September 2016:  The vote is in!  Member were asked where our habitat dollars are spent:

  • 47.5% Food plots on Wildlife Management Areas for all to use and enjoy.
  • 36.5% on Land Acquisitions to add on to adjacent (current) wildlife management areas.
  • 16% on Native prairie restoration on private property.

January was a busy meeting month for Habitat. We met with Isanti County Soil and Water to discuss joining forces and using Federal, State and PF monies to put habitat on the ground. On January 5, we met with the DNR and discussed where and how many food plots would be placed. Isanti County PF will be accessing some of our food plots to see if they might make it two years (due to the mild winter). If that happens, it would free up resources to go other places. As winter rolls on, we will continue to access our present food plots.

Sept 2015: Budget for 2016 plantings was set at $1,000 for seed.

August 2015: Corn is 9 feet tall, and the deer have been eating it.

Habitat committee:
  • Lorron Moffatt, chair
  • Gary Lillion (Goober)
  • Dale Anderson
  • Jeff Landherr
  • Bob Harris


Another look at the Becklin WMA and
County Park.

Gary Lillion (Vice President Isanti County PF)
standing next to a grain sorghum planting on
Spencer Brook WMA. Providing a good winter
food source for pheasants and other wildlife.

A look at soybean planting on the Spencer
Brook WMA.

Gary Lillion looking at the corn planting on the
Crooked Road WMA. This will provide a food
source and wildlife cover for our harsh
Minnesota winter. Remember, it's because of
our supporters that these plots are available and
open for all to take advantage of.

Kelly Lake Wildlife Management area,
est. 2012
303rd Ave. east of County Road 5
Spencer Brook Township

  • Planted six acres of food plots
  • A tree planting and memorial for
    Andy Englund

Crooked Road Wildlife Management area,
est. 2014
285th Ave. west of County Road 7
Spencer Brook Township

  • Planted four acres of corn food plot

Becklin County Park/WMA, est. 2015
N of 340th on 6th Ave.
Cambridge Township

  • A memorial bench for Travis
    Ellenson Strandberg