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DNR board OKs ammo plant rec plan

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Posted at 3:27 PM, Dec 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-14 16:29:01-05
The Department of Natural Resources' board has approved plan allowing rockets, motorcycles and hunting dog training at a southern Wisconsin recreation area despite a lawsuit challenging the strategy.
 
The DNR's master plan for the Sauk Prairie State Recreation area includes a site for model rockets, motorcycle use on some trails and a hunting dog training area. The Sauk Prairie Conservation Alliance wants to return the area to native prairie and allow only quiet activities. The group filed a lawsuit last week challenging the master plan.
 
Board members approved the plan unanimously Wednesday after a DNR attorney told them the lawsuit lacks merit.
 
The 3,385-acre recreation area is located on the site of the former Badger Army Ammunition Plant between Sauk City and Baraboo.