Faribault County is set to have their “No Trespass – Wildlife Sanctuary” designation removed at Walnut Lake Wildlife Management Area. Hunting will be allowed on an additional 200 acres.
It is the first time hunting will be allowed on that parcel in more than 75 years.
The 200 acres of the Walnut Lake Wildlife Management Area now being opened to hunting was designated as a wildlife sanctuary in the 1940s to help protect Canada Geese in Southern Minnesota.
Canada Goose populations have long ago recovered to robust levels and maintaining the No Trespass – Wildlife Sanctuary is no longer justified.