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Jan 13

Smells and Memories

Posted to Naturally Speaking with Steve Lekwa by Erica Place

January 10 was the last day of pheasant season. It was gray and blustery with little spits of wind-blown snow as I walked through a couple of miles of tall prairie hoping for a last chance at a rooster in an area I've enjoyed hunting for many years. Alas, it was not to be. A couple of hens flushed near where I parked the truck and a lonely rooster flushed out of range awhile later. Though the pheasants were few compared to past years, that ritual last hunt of the season was still a good walk filled with memories.

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Jul 08

Quick HGP Update

Posted to The Greenprint by Erica Place

  • Earthwork around campground continues for jetty construction, boat ramp expansion, and bridge to the island.
  • Fishing jetty construction has begun at the shop hillside. 
  • Sediment removal in East Game (portion of lake East of 680th) is underway. There is a total of 56,000 yards of sediment to be removed from this location. 
  • Lake dewatering is proceeding to lower lake. A 24” pipe has been installed through the dam and will be extended in to the lake bed. Once this is complete the dam will be rebuilt to pre-construction condition.  
  • Secondary Roads is working hard on reopening 680th at the tubes. Large rain events had caused undercutting beneath the road. The road is set to be opened in the next couple of weeks. 
The park (except the campgrounds and Snow Bunting Lodge) remains closed to the public during this active construction period. 

Hickory Grove Aerial
Photo by Nick Lennie