- Associated Press - Friday, August 21, 2015

MONEY, Miss. (AP) - State officials say 293 acres north of Greenwood has been donated for a wildlife preserve.

The land surrounds Six Mile Lake, located near Money.

The refuge will be managed by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks.

The Greenwood Commonwealth reports (https://bit.ly/1J7IZKr ) no hunting is expected to be allowed on the refuge. Instead, it will act as an evening roost for migrating waterfowl.

The land is near the 9,400acre Malmaison Wildlife Management Area. The state does allow hunting on that land.

The proposed name for the tract is the Ray Tribble Wildlife Refuge, in honor of the late former Leflore County supervisor.

The MDWFP will hold a hearing before designating the area as a wildlife refuge.

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Information from: The Greenwood Commonwealth, https://www.gwcommonwealth.com

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