*** NATURAL RESOURCES COMMISSION POLICY ***
2102 - LAND
- MANAGEMENT OF GAME PURCHASED LAND IN RECREATION AREAS
Issued January 1, 1977
LAND - MANAGEMENT OF GAME PURCHASED LAND IN RECREATION AREAS
Hunting is generally compatible with recreational uses of recreation areas, except in intensive use locations. Conflicts in these locations, involving Wildlife purchased lands, can often be resolved through land exchange. The Wildlife Division and the Parks Division are both involved in the habitat management of recreation areas.
Wildlife management, habitat improvement and public hunting shall be carried on in all parts of the recreation areas where such operations do not conflict with intensive use areas. On lands in recreation areas purchased solely with Game Protection Fund or Pittman-Robertson monies, wildlife management and public hunting shall be the primary uses. If some of the land, purchased with these restricted funds, is needed for uses not compatible with wildlife management and hunting, such lands shall be exchanged to the Parks Division for lands of equal value acceptable to the Wildlife Division for wildlife management purposes. All recreation area lands are managed by the Parks Division, and habitat improvement is carried on by the Wildlife Division under a memo of understanding between these two divisions.
Procedure is contained in Wildlife Division manual - No. 48.