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Harvard marsh

Let me tell you about Harvard marsh. Though it was bought for ducks through duck stamp money, by a fluke of mismanagement it became a haven for pheasants and ducks. It had dikes to hold water. Eventually pumps and dikes were improved. It seems hunters were happy.

Enter modern wildlife managers. Let’s pasture it aggressively and hay it so a tweety bird couldn’t survive a winter in it.

Let’s take the money, put some electric wire around it, pump a little water in it to hide all the holes the cattle hooves made. Have the big red tractor disk the lakebed so we have big clods in it underwater so if anybody hunts they’ll be in for a surprise.

I’d like to thank those involved for keeping an excellent wildlife area for our youth. Keep on haying and pasturing.

Jeff Krueger
Hastings



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