Art Hawkins & Chuck Vukonich WPA
A pair of new Waterfowl Production Area projects that permanently conserve 530 acres of wildlife habitat were offically dedicated on September 12, 2015. The new areas honor Minnesota conservation legends Art Hawkins and Chuck Vukonich, respectively.
- Art Hawkins WPA Dedication – The Art Hawkins Waterfowl Production Area permanently protects 370 acres of wildlife habitat in western Minnesota while providing ample public hunting and recreation opportunities. The dedication celebrates one of the giants of waterfowl & wildlife conservation, the late Art Hawkins (1913-2006), and his contributions as a researcher, biologist, and mentor. This WPA was made possible, in part, by Pheasants Forever's Build a Wildlife Area program in Minnesota.
- Chuck Vukonich WPA Dedication – The Vukonich Waterfowl Production Area will provide 160 acres of additional hunting and public access in Grant County, Minnesota. The dedication celebrates the career accomplishments of Chuck Vukonich and his commitment to the prairie and wetlands of the Fergus Falls Wetland Management District.