Webster County Establishes Conservation Area

Young hunters will have a special opportunity thanks to the generosity of a Webster County family. Donald Seltz and his family decided to sell 75 acres of land to the county for $1,000 per acre. That’s far less than the $8,000 or more an acre the family could have earned for the land. The conservation area has been named the Shirley Kirchner-Seltz Prairie, in honor of Donald Seltz’s late wife.

Matt Cosgrove, director of Webster County Conservation, says it will be the county’s first area for youth-only hunting.┬áHunters age 16 and younger will be able to use the land the weekend before the regular pheasant season.┬áLocal and statewide Pheasants Forever groups contributed money to help the county make the purchase.