The Salina Journal reports the proposal from the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism would bring the county more than $38,600 during a 10-year period.
Pat Riese, a wildlife biologist with the department, told commissioners Tuesday that the state wants to allow public hunting on the land and plant native grass to improve animal habitat.
The grass would be planted on 137 acres, with the rest of the 830-acre tract available for farming.
Commissioner Randy Duncan said the county brings in more than $73,000 from farm leases on the property.
Commissioners said they would research the issue and get back to Riese.