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DNR announces Habitat Handout Day April 23

Property owners interested in making their land more wildlife-friendly are invited to attend Habitat Handout Day Saturday, April 23, in Baldwin.

Attendees will receive free spruce trees, wildlife-friendly shrubs and seed for wildlife food plots. Distribution will occur from noon to 2 p.m. at the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources shop building, located at 890 Spruce St., Baldwin.

Plants and seeds will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Interested landowners are asked to bring their own buckets. Each landowner will be limited to seed for one or two acres (roughly 25 pounds) and up to 150 wildlife shrubs and trees. Recipients will be asked to sign an agreement that the materials will be used for wildlife habitat and not for residential or commercial purposes.

Private landowners are important partners and stakeholders with the department and conservation groups throughout Wisconsin in efforts to conserve and enhance wildlife populations.

Wildlife shrubs, spruce trees and wildlife food plot seeds were donated by the Kinnickinnic Chapter of Pheasants Forever, Indianhead Chapter of Pheasants Forever, Star Prairie Fish and Game and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.