IN BHA Public Lands Packout at Crosley FWA

Seven intrepid volunteers took to the road sides of Crosley FWA last Saturday for a clean up day. The crew cleaned 4.75 miles of roadsides.  The weather was great compared to the stifling heat of the week before. The Indiana chapter was glad to have our first workday at Crosley and look forward to future opportunities to partner with them.

 

Crosley Fish & Wildlife Area is made up of 4,288 acres of rolling hills, ponds and the Muscatatuck River. Approximately 80% of the property is wooded. Most of the terrain is covered with steep to gently rolling hills. About 7 miles of the Muscatatuck River flows through the property. The property also has 13 ponds, ranging in size from 2-14 acres.

Crosley Fish & Wildlife Area gets its name from Powel Crosley, the man who originally owned the property. Powel Crosley, maker of the Crosley automobile, purchased the land in 1931 and maintained it as a private hunting and fishing area. The DFW purchased the land in 1958.

Most revenues used in land acquisition, development, operation and maintenance of Crosley Fish & Wildlife Area are derived from the sale of hunting, fishing and trapping licenses. Funds are also received from the federal Pittman-Robertson and Dingell-Johnson programs to aid fish and wildlife restoration. These funds are derived from taxes levied on sport hunting, shooting, and fishing equipment. Indiana hunters and anglers are proud to provide this property for the enjoyment of all people.

 

We want to thank the Indiana DNR for providing us with these public lands!

 

About Jameson Hibbs

I am a Chapter Coordinator for the Backcountry Hunters and Anglers covering Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia. I reside in Kentucky with my wife and daughter. We are all avid users of public lands for all outdoor recreational pursuits!

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