Wildlife area to be expanded
BACKUS — Cass County Board voted Tuesday to endorse a DNR proposal to purchase 4.15 acres and 200 feet of shoreline on Five Mile Point of Leech Lake to expand an existing wildlife management area.
Henry Drewes, DNR northwest region fisheries manager, told the board the site is one of seven known muskie spawning areas on the lake. The new purchase area abuts 26 acres the DNR purchased in 2009.
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