A Bue-tiful act of generosity for wildlife management

Recreation and conservation received a boost Saturday with the dedication of Bue-tiful Acres Wildlife Management Area in Lyon County.

Saturday’s dedication honored Marshall resident Jerry Bue, who was one of the 12 original game managers hired by the Minnesota Department of Conservation. The Wildlife Management Area covers 167 acres of land in Lake Marshall and Sodus townships. Part of the property, which was donated by Bue and his family, includes grassland that was in the Reinvest in Minnesota program. Other parts of the Wildlife Management Area are being purchased from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

Marshall Wildlife Manager Wendy Krueger was correct to say that Bue-tiful Acres will be positive for both public recreation and conservation. She said the land will be open to the public for hunting this fall.

This dedication promotes Minnesota’s biggest asset — natural resources. It also helps protect that asset.

Dave Truba, regional wildlife manager at the New Ulm office of the DNR, said Minnesotans are blessed with an inheritance of wildlife and natural resources.

“We owe it to future generations to protect that inheritance,” he said.

We applaud Jerry Bue and his family for their generosity and having the vision on the importance of managing our natural resources.