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Thousands of Acres Acquired for VA Wildlife Management Area

The state has acquired more than 2,500 acres for its new wildlife management area along the Mattaponi River.

The Free Lance-Star reports that the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries bought a 766-acre for $2.4 million. The agency and several partners paid another $5.2 million for three surrounding parcels totaling 1,777 acres.

The tracts are located near Fort A.P. Hill's southern boundary. The Department of Defense provided about $1.4 million to support Fort A.P. Hill's buffer program, which protects land outside the base from development.

The Mattaponi River Wildlife Management Area opened for public use March 30.

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