Federal Premium and its hometown of Anoka, MN, recently came together to open the Federal Premium Wildlife Conservation Area at Kings Island. The city named the property Federal Premium to show gratitude for the company’s long and documented support of the community. The area is now open for hunting, so Minnesota duck, goose and deer hunters can enjoy public land access minutes from where all the ammo is made.
At the City Council’s July 23 meeting designating the area, Anoka Mayor Phil Rice said, “Federal Premium Ammunition has been an anchor in the business community of the city of Anoka, Minnesota, for many years and Federal Premium Ammunition has been one of the City’s top employers for several generations and the top employer for many of those years. The City of Anoka is proud to have Federal Premium Ammunition as an integral part and valued member of our community.”
The City of Anoka officially dedicated the property on Friday, August 10 after the City Council recently amended its ordinance to allow bowhunting and waterfowl hunting there–within the city limits.
“For a company like ours there is no higher honor than naming a public hunting area after us,” said Conservation Manager Ryan Bronson. “Our employees and neighbors will be able to enjoy this jewel on the river for generations and be reminded of the investments Federal and Anoka are making for wildlife every day.”
Friday, August 10 was also a time to recognize and celebrate a number of conservation milestones, events and achievements including:
- 90 Years- Federal Premium Ammunition
- 90 Years- Isaac Walton League
- 75 Years- Wildlife Restoration Program
- 75 Years- Ducks Unlimited
- 45 Years- Minnesota Waterfowl Association
- 30 years- Pheasants Forever
- 30,000,000 rounds- Federal Premium Ammunition/ Pheasants Forever
Conservation manager Ryan Bronson said, “Celebrating these conservation milestones with our government and non-profit partners will hopefully invigorate us as we tackle the conservation challenges of the next century.”
Safari Club International, The National Wild Turkey Federation, Ducks Unlimited and the 4-H National Shooting Sports Foundation all shared in this celebration. Several other state and local agencies were among the attendees.