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AZ agency against more Prescott NF wilderness

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PRESCOTT, AZ (AP) -

Arizona Game and Fish officials are going on the record as opposing a proposal to designate 43,400 acres of Prescott National Forest land as protected wilderness.

According to The Daily Courier, a letter from the Game and Fish Department says the agency doesn't want any more wilderness acres designated in the forest located in north-central Arizona.

The department cites concerns about prohibitions or restrictions on such things as structures for fish habitat, wildlife cameras and mechanical brush thinning.

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