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Sunday, January 03, 2016

Farmers paid to go back to nature | NWADG

Farmers paid to go back to nature | NWADG: Not far away, a black bear invaded and trashed an empty deer stand. A huge buck makes regular appearances on game cameras. Native grasses are thriving in otherwise empty fields, habitat in the making for the quail that Whicker and his fellow landowners hope to attract to the area.

"It's what it should be now," he said of the 6,000-acre stretch of Arkansas River Valley wetlands, parts of which were once farmland.