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bassNspear

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As the formal planning process for the Greenleaf Lake State Recreation Area (SRA) begins, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will be holding a public open house on Tuesday, Jan. 29.

The open house will be in the basement of the Meeker County Courthouse in Litchfield from 5-7 p.m.

Cathi Fouchi, DNR Southern Region planner at New Ulm, said the DNR and others charged with developing a comprehensive plan want to collect as much information as possible from the public, as well as answer any questions people might have about the project.

“As the project moves forward, it’s very important that we accurately assess just what people would like to see included in the recreation area, whether that be hunting, camping, hiking, educational opportunities or other similar activities,” Fouchi noted. “We really want to hear what the citizens have to say.”

In addition to the open house, written comments can be submitted to Fouchi via e-mail at cathi.fouchi@dnr.state.mn.us or regular mail at DNR Southern Region, 261 Highway 15 South, New Ulm, Mn. 56073.

The Greenleaf Lake SRA is located between Litchfield and Hutchinson with about 1,200 acres of land enclosed within the currently proposed boundaries. To date, nearly 400 acres of land around Greenleaf and Sioux lakes have been purchased and discussion continues with other potentially willing sellers.

Mark Matuska, DNR Southern Region director at New Ulm, expressed both appreciation and excitement about the prospects for the SRA. “I believe this recreation area is going to be an extremely popular and important addition to this area of Minnesota,” Matuska said. “We’re really looking forward to moving ahead.”

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That sounds awesome. Hope it goes through since I may be moving to Hutchinson soon.

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why you moving there?

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That's where my girlfriend lives and works. Gonna be a long commute to the cities but I am sure it will all work out.

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so your moving out there to live with her and working in the cities?

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Women will make you do crazy things.

(I too followed my wife to live in Hutchinson.)

Hester

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well it happens, just remember, a happy wife is a good life

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 Originally Posted By: Bass N Spear
so your moving out there to live with her and working in the cities?

That about sums it up.

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well i wish you the best of luck

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I also did it. We have an extremely Happy Marriage. She's happy and I am married.

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thats awesome. I moved to chan to get married, so same thin, just different area.

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Doc you are a nut. Happily Married! I just wanted to say hi on here and say that I am going up to Red on Saturday night through Monday night. I doubt you will be in the area but give a call and I will give you a report. Hope all is well!

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Myself and Central Bassman will be out here tommorrow spearing pike. If anyone is in the area, please stop by and say hi to us. I have a blue chevy truck with top

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Well, I hope they will allow Duck Hunting once this area turns into the SRA. I am 60 years old and have hunted there for the last 50 years starting with my father and grandfather. My sons and I continue to hunt on Sioux and Greenleaf. My sons have an appreciation for the sport and I believe it has helped to keep them away from all the crapola that kids can get into on the street. Anyway....I guess I can see some new activity on this SRA like camping, but Sioux is only 6 feet deep max. On low water years Sioux is amost useless for a small outboard motor much less a ski boat. (BTW, if they water ski on Sioux, don't fall in. The carp in the lake would eat them alive LOL).

I still have mixed feelings about the SRA. I guess the bottom line is revenue for the state and capital monetary gains on the selling of the land that local farmers no longer want to farm. Oh well, thats life I guess. Hope I don't have to turn in my 12 gauge for a pair of binoculars for guided bird watching activities out there. ("Oh look! a Dick Headed, Red Breasted Wobbler copulating with a common sparrow ! My god Harriet, its been an exciting day!").

Oh and "HEY ! You farmers !! No speeding on the bike paths Gosh darn it !!"

Thanks,

Faner50

Lake Manuella

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there going to let people hunt, there is no reason for them not to.

we speared 1 today on greenleaf. water was so bad, we only sat for 3 hrs.

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we got some on Ripley the other day, real tough to see in anything over 6-7 ft though.

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ya same for greenleaf.

I heard that hook is clear as a bell now, before it was horrible.

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Did anyone attend the Greenleaf State Recreation Area meeting in Litch this week? If so, what happened ? I did email the lady from the DNR about my input and she did reply thanking me for my input. Anyone? Anyone?

BTW...want to have some fun this summer? Head to Sioux Lake on a hot day. Rig up for carp. Water clarity is usually excellent and you can see carp (lots of them) swimming the shallow shore line. Toss out a glob of stink bait or dough ball (garlic scented) on a pretty good sized long shank hook. Toss it to them. POW ! 5 minute battles. Hooked one of the big ones and actually had to follow it with the trolling motor. What fun ! Lost the $5 bet on the biggest but it was a good time.

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i was unable to go. Im interested to see what they came up with

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 Originally Posted By: Faner50
Did anyone attend the Greenleaf State Recreation Area meeting in Litch this week? If so, what happened ? I did email the lady from the DNR about my input and she did reply thanking me for my input. Anyone? Anyone?

BTW...want to have some fun this summer? Head to Sioux Lake on a hot day. Rig up for carp. Water clarity is usually excellent and you can see carp (lots of them) swimming the shallow shore line. Toss out a glob of stink bait or dough ball (garlic scented) on a pretty good sized long shank hook. Toss it to them. POW ! 5 minute battles. Hooked one of the big ones and actually had to follow it with the trolling motor. What fun ! Lost the $5 bet on the biggest but it was a good time.

I will definatly be there with the mud boat and carp bow's in tow...

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If you ever need someone to go with you to shoot some carp let me know, i would like to give that a try sometime

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