New Eagle Creek Wildlife Area coming to Brown County, Ohio

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The Ohio Department of Natural Resources recently purchased 1,825 acres of land and will also add 474 more acres, becomes Ohio’s 152nd wildlife area in the state that totals at 2,300 acres of land. This area, which is in Brown County in southwestern Ohio, will be called Eagle Creek Wildlife Area, and it will be used for wildlife conservation and habitat management.

The ODNR paid $4.1 million dollars for the land. The money was raised by the Land and Water Conservation Fund, the Wildlife Diversity Fund and the Ohio Department of Transportation.

The ODNR purchased the area from the Robert Perin family. The Eagle Creek Wildlife Area will be open to the public in the Fall of 2019.

The area is allowing trapping, hunting, fishing and wildlife viewing opportunities to all the visitors who come to the area.

During the time before it opens, the administration will be mapping the area and posting up boundaries. The wildlife area will be listed in the Ohio Administrative Code as a public area before opening as well.

ODNR Director Jim Zehringer said, “Purchasing this great property aligns with the goals of the Ohio Division of Wildlife which is to create more access and opportunity and the conservation of nature.”

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