Prime hunting land is target for 'no net gain' debate in west central Minnesota
LAKE JOHANNA TOWNSHIP, POPE COUNTY -- Kurt Nelson has 80 acres of land in the southeast corner of Pope County that are the kind often touted in the classified ads of outdoor publications as "prime hunting acres.''
Last winter he dished out more than 3,000 bushels of corn to pheasants and deer just outside the back door of his home here.
"I'm too busy feeding them to hunt them,'' laughed Nelson, a conservation officer with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
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