- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 14, 2016

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The Latest on the Department of Natural Resources‘ board’s actions on a master plan for the Sauk Prairie State Recreation Area (all times local):

12:25 p.m.

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.

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8:50 a.m.

People could shoot rockets, ride motorcycles and train hunting dogs at a southern Wisconsin recreation area under a plan the Department of Natural Resources‘ board is expected to vote on Wednesday..

The DNR’s master plan for the Sauk Prairie State Recreation area includes creating a site for model rocket clubs, motorcycle use on some trails and a 72-acre 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.

The 3,000-acre recreation area is located on the site of the former Badger Army Ammunition Plant between Sauk City and Baraboo.

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