Swimming, boating, fishing and fun are what comes to mind when thinking about Lake Thompson. But there is more than meets the eye. On the north side of the park, there are 9,000 acres that are great for hunting.
These acres are Game Production Areas (GPA) maintained by the Wildlife Management and Lake Thompson staff. They can be reached by driving south on 441st Ave. and turning west on 212nd Street. The Lake Thompson staff observe numbers of pheasants and deer while Wildlife Management does plantings of cover and food crops to assure that the game have what they need to thrive.
The GPA are marked at every corner and every half mile by a distinctive sign, so the hunters cannot accidentally wander onto private ground.
Dates of the upcoming seasons:
Youth Ring-necked Pheasant—Sept. 26
Resident only Ring-necked Pheasant—Oct 10
Ring-necked Pheasant—October 17