Hunting will be allowed on part of the Walnut Lake Wildlife Management Area in Faribault County for the first time in more than 75 years.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced Monday that 200 acres of the property will open to hunting.
The parcel, which is located near I-90 southwest of Wells, was designated as a wildlife sanctuary in the 1940s to help protect Canada geese. The DNR says goose populations recovered long ago and the sanctuary is no longer justified.
The “No Trespass Wildlife Sanctuary,” designation will be removed.