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  • This WMA is composed of mixed age aspen timber, an old field (in the NW corner), brush thickets, and small native grass meadows. It is managed for aspen parkland wildlife through brush mowing, commerc...
  • This WMA is a Duck Refuge. The WMA is closed to trespass from Sept. 1 through the end of the waterfowl season. Hunting for deer, pheasants and small game after the close of the waterfowl season....
  • This 10 mile long WMA was formerly a railroad bed. The vegetation of the area is a mix of native prairie plants with aspen clones and has some encroachment by boxelder and honeysuckle that is managed ...
  • This WMA is a forest/wetland complex in an agricultural setting with excellent deer and ruffed grouse habitat. There are seven wetlands in three classifications (emergent marsh; wet meadow; and shrub ...
  • This WMA is primarily open grasslands with some small forested areas throughout and some remnant prairie....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl....
  • Like its name implies, this management area is an old gravel pit covered by medium heigth grass and a few trees and shrubs.Baylor Regional Park is just a few miles SE of the WMA. Tiger Lake is 3 miles...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • This WMA is restored native prairie, a large type 5 marsh and several aspen groves. It is managed for prairie and forest wildlife, through small clearcuts and prescribed burning....
  • The creation of the Red River State Recreation Area was a grass roots effort that came about as a result of the flood of 1997 that devastated the communities of East Grand Forks, MN and Grand Forks, N...
  • Hunting options include: small game, and pheasant....
  • Like its name implies, this management area is an old gravel pit covered by medium heigth grass and a few trees and shrubs....
  • This large (~14,000 acre) WMA contains a variety of habitat types composed primarily of sphagnum moss wetlands with lowland conifer islands. A number of unusual plant species have been found including...
  • This WMA consists of two separate tracts. This subunit is named the Dahlberg Tract subunit is a wetland/prairie complex with some forested areas....
  • This WMA is three-fourths permanent open water and one fourth restored prairie. A boundary edge of red cedars and other shrubs were planted in 1963 through 1965. Travelers on Highway 10 can catch a qu...
  • This relatively small WMA is composed of abandoned sand/gravel borrow areas with willow thickets and cottonwood trees growing throughout area. Approximately 4 acres has been planted into switchgrass....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl....
  • This unit is mostly wooded with oaks. The Red Cedar River parallels the west boundary of this WMA. The area is to be managed for riparian hardwoods and their associated wildlife species....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife....
  • This WMA is composed of northern hardwood and aspen forest types.Widlife observation; hiking; day use picnicing; small game hunting; waterfowl hunting on lake adjacent to island and western and northe...
  • This WMA consists of mainly grasslands and restored prairie. This grassland project is in the early stages of development; 50 acres of prairie have been planted as have trees and shrubs, and 2 small f...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife....
  • This small WMA is composed of restored prairie, lowland sedge and willow. Hunting and trapping opportunities are limiting. The prairie was restored in 2003. Despite its small size this area contribute...
  • Hunting options include: deer, bear, small game, forest game birds, sharptail grouse, and waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, waterfowl, and doves....
  • Acquisition began in 1967 for wetland habitat improvement for waterfowl and furbearers. It has 130 acquired acres with two wetlands bounded by lowland brush, oak, aspen, and prairie grass fields....
  • This WMA contains two large, open water basins, located on separate parcels. The northern parcel also contains an extensive area of dense cattail cover. Managed as migratory waterfowl habitat and as w...
  • This WMA has a small, high-quality remnant prairie and seeded prairie with two woody cover plantings....
  • Primarily a lowland hardwoods consisting of oak, ash, river birch, elm, cottonwood and willow. Scattered wetlands exist throughout the unit....
  • This WMA consists mostly of established prairie, with a few wetlands and wet meadow. It also has a large woodcover planting, as well as a food plot. The surrounding area is heavily farmed. an relative...
  • This WMA has four parcels or subunits that are primarily wetland (shrub swamp) habitat in a mixed lowland and upland forest landscape. There is a 16-acre 100-year old red pine forest on a disjunct par...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and doves....
  • Carlos Avery WMA is Approximately 23,000 acres. It consists of about 2/3 wetland 1/3 upland and is managed primarily for Deer, Waterfowl and Turkeys. There are 20 Pools where water is actively managed...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, and waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife....
  • This 100+ acre unit is being developed with native grass/forb nesting cover fields, several wetland restorations, woody cover development. Development of wildlife habitat on this unit is presently ong...
  • Lower Dean WMA was established in the late 1950's to provide access, protect and manage waterfowl habitat on Lower Dean Lake. WMA lands are primarily upland and lowland forest....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl....
  • This WMA has several walking trails and offers good berry picking opportunities....
  • Hunting options include: deer, pheasant, and waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • This WMA consists of several tracts of land around Eagle Lake, Mud Lake, and Lake Carla. This unit is a wetland/grassland complex with some upland deciduous trees....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and doves. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • This WMA is large restored wetlands with cattails and lowland grass and brush, some restored native prairie and grass fields. Management of this unit focuses on maintaining and improving the habitat f...
  • Carl E. Bonnell WMA is 40 acre and consists of about 50% upland forest and 50% lowland shrub swamp....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, waterfowl, and turkeys.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • This unit is about 5 miles southeast of Fertile in a glacial till plain area. The WMA is an old farmstead with open, grassy areas on rolling hills separated by woodlands and...
  • This WMA was proposed in 1978 for habitat improvement for waterfowl, furbearers, deer and grouse. It has 158 ac. of aspen, oak, and rice lake (85 ac.)...
  • This WMA consists of three sub-units totaling over 10,000 acres. Management objectives include maintaining open brushland through burning, and shearing. These early successional communities are used b...
  • Schmidt WMA consists almost entirely of cattail marsh with very little open water....
  • Hunting options include: deer, pheasant, and waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • This WMA is forested with restored native grass field and cattail marsh. Management of this unit focuses on maintaining and improving the habitat for a diversity of native plants and wildlife....
  • The WMA is a wetland/forest complex in a mixed agricultural/forested landscape. The WMA includes a former homestead with jack pine forest, old fields, a 40-acre shallow lake, and 80 acres of sedge mea...
  • This 600 acre unit is out in the middle of ag. country and is primarily flat, containing several shallow wetlands, food plots, native and non-native grass fields, tree plantings, and volunteer deciduo...
  • This WMA consists of two separate subunits that are bisected by Caribou Falls State Park Wayside. Its aspen-birch forest is managed primarily for deer and grouse habitat....
  • Thedin WMA is a mixture of grassy cover and cattail slough. The unit is managed for upland wildlife and breeding waterfowl. Native grasses were planted on the north side to benefit ground-nesting bird...
  • This WMA is a mix of wetlands, upland woods and established native prairie. The area is managed by prescribed burns and mowing. The diversity of habitats is home to many species of wildlife both game ...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • This WMA consists entirely of Mississippi and Vermillion River Flood Plain Forest and backwater marshes. This WMA is located to the Mississippi River which offers many recreational opportunites like f...
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  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and turkeys.Wildlife viewing options include: prairie wildlife....
  • This four hundred acre WMA contains lowland forested bog and hardwood swamp communities with extensive shrub swamp, sedge meadow, bog, and fens. Future aspen harvests will promote age class diversity....
  • This WMA is lowland grass, cattails, and brush areas with the Long Prairie River flowing through it. The upland area is grass fields and restored native grass fields. Water access to Long Prairie Rive...
  • This WMA is within the Rochester Game Refuge. The Rochester Area DNR offfices are located on this unit. The primary uses of the WMA are birding, berry picking, hiking, general nature observation and h...
  • The varied habitats on this WMA offer good wildlife viewing opportunities year-round. This unit receives heavy hunting pressure. Most commonly sought quarry includes waterfowl, deer, squirrels, rabbit...
  • This unit is entirely within the floodplain of the Minnesota River. It contains floodplain forest, wetland areas and grassland....
  • This WMA is one of 29 small (60 acres or less), scattered WMAs in Clearwater County, with 2500 ft of shoreline on the S end of Long Lost Lake. The vegetation is composed of mixed aspen, birch and jack...
  • Gordy Mikkelson WMA is 816 acres in size and is primarily managed for woodland and wooded wetland wildlife like deer and turkeys. It consists of 55% wetland and wooded wetland, 36% upland woodland and...
  • This WMA is composed of a mixture of grassland, wetland, and woodland habitat types typical of southwestern Minnesota. This unit contains a large wetland and abundant upland areas ideal for both water...
  • This WMA contains a large native prairie and restored prairie with some woody cover plantings and food plots....
  • This WMA is mostly rolling upland forest comprised of oak, aspen, birch, red maple, green ash and white pine. There are black ash and low grassy areas along Rabbit Creek which runs through the unit. T...
  • This WMA is one of 29 small (60 acres or less), scattered WMAs in Clearwater County with 1/4 mile of shoreline on the northeast end of Long Lost Lake. The vegetation is composed of aspen and red pine ...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, forest game birds, pheasant, and waterfowl....
  • This WMA is a diverse deciduous/coniferous forest and wetland/bog complex with many upland openings and waterfowl impoundments with wild rice....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, and sharptail grouse. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • This WMA is made up of two subunits (North and South). This North subunit contains a 35-acre wetland managed for waterfowl with associated small wetlands, grasslands woody cover and food plots....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, waterfowl, and doves....
  • This WMA is a complex comprised of floodplain forest with marshy lake, wet meadow and grassy upland areas. The Sakatah Singing Hills Trail passes through the WMA and the Cannon River Aquatic Managemen...
  • This WMA contains shallow wetlands with associated grassy upland and a woody cover planting....
  • This WMA is rolling hills with grass fields, native grasses, restored native grasses, restored wetlands and cattails, and low land grass. Management focuses on maintaining and improving the habitat fo...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, and waterfowl. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, and pheasant....
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  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, waterfowl, and doves....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl....
  • This 900 acre WMA is part of Black Bay on Rainy Lake. There are 24 acres of rocky islands surrounded by emergent vegetation and open water. There is some wild rice. Management goals are to maintain ex...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, forest game birds, pheasant, and waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, prairie wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • WMA was created in 1978 through a land donation by Elma Baily Crose and Dennis Crose. Area is primarily aspen and oak forest and is managed for forest wildlife. Small access pull offs exist on the eas...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl....
  • Loerch WMA was established in 1964 to improve habitat along Sand Creek. A waterfowl impoundment (30 acres) was constructed in 1984 in the NE corner of the unit. Area surrounding the impoundment is pri...
  • Woodlots are comprised of oak, cottonwood, maple, ash and aspen. Upland fields are cool season grasses. Four water control structures with numerous wetlands exist. A portion of the south branch of the...
  • The varied cover types include two semi-permanent wetlands totaling 60 acres of open water, 84 acres of marsh, 35 acres of lowland willow-dogwood brush, 122 acres of bur oak and aspen forest, and 20 a...
  • The WMA is open to hunting, trapping, and compatible wildlife uses. Varied wildlife includes wood ducks, ring necked ducks, and a few ruffed grouse, forest songbirds, beaver, and deer. Loafing sites w...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl....
  • This 640 acre WMA adjacent to the Littlefork River is comprised of 60% brush/grasslands and 40% hardwood forest. The management objective is to maintain habitat diversity through burning, planting, mo...
  • This WMA is a patchwork of grassland, low prairie, timber and brush. Management goals are to maintain timber in a variety of age classes through fire and various cutting methods. Brush is maintained i...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl....
  • Hunting options include: deer, pheasant, waterfowl, and doves.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife....
  • This unit consists of a main, 80 ac. parcel and a small western arm. The 86+ acre unit contains a large, mature woody cover planting, several wetlands, and upland grass areas, non-native and native se...
  • This WMA is primarily oak, aspen, birch and basswood forest cover types with two wetland impoundments....
  • This WMA is restored native prairies with lowland grass and brushy areas. Management of this unit focuses on maintaining and improving the habitat for a diversity of native plants and wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • This WMA is a settlement era gravel pit resulting in a topography of ridges and valleys and steep slopes. The lowest excavations are now water-filled ponds....
  • This WMA consists of two subunits. The eastern subunit of this WMA is 1100 acres of cedar, spruce, tamarack, brush and shoreline marsh. The western subunit consists of lowland forest types and upland ...
  • Mostly swamp conifers and low brushlands. Scattered islands of aspen and spruce-fir forest. Riparian forest along small river.This WMA offers a very remote setting for wildlife viewing and hunting....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • Nearly half of this tract is part of a larger, open water wetland with a wide cattail fringe. Of the balance, 27 acres has been planted with a mixture of native grasses and flowers for nesting cover a...
  • The slightly rolling terrrain of this 150+ acre WMA contains 83 acres of former cropland now in brome/alfalfa nesting cover. There are also several shallow wetland areas, a small section of woods and ...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • This WMA is one of 29 small (60 acres or less), scattered WMAs in Clearwater County with 1000 feet of shoreline on the east end of Glanders Lake. The vegetation on this unit is primarily aspen and jac...
  • This 150 acre WMA is one third wooded, one third wetland, and the other third is grassland and food plot.The woodland on this unit is part of a much larger woodland area....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife....
  • This WMA is a wetland/forest complex in a agricultural landscape....
  • This WMA is one of 29 small (60 acres or less), scattered WMAs in Clearwater County with 3100 feet of shoreline on the south end of Little Rock Lake. The vegetation is composed of northern hardwood fo...
  • Glacial Ridge National Wildlife Refuge was created on October 12, 2004, the 545th National Wildlife Refuge in the United States. Its creation was the result of cooperation between at least 30 agencies...
  • This WMA contains a wetland drained by a county ditch and some associated uplands with some seeded nesting cover and a woody cover area.The management objective for this unit is to maintain a pheasant...
  • This WMA consists primarily of upland forest and includes examples of northern hardwood and mesic oak forest. A 9 acre former agricultural field has recently been planted to hardwoods....
  • Hunting options include: pheasant, and waterfowl. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife....
  • This WMA is a wetland/forest complex in a lake/agricultural landscape. There is a 196-acre impoundment with a control structure and nine additional wet meadow, shrub, and other wetlands. There are 68 ...
  • This WMA is one of 29 small (60 acres or less) scattered WMAs in Clearwater County with 1100 feet of shoreline on the southeast end of Gill Lake. The primary vegetation is aspen, northern hardwood and...
  • Hunting options include: deer, bear, small game, forest game birds, waterfowl, and turkeys.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • This WMA is composed of 60 % lowland brush, cattail, phragmites, and tamarack. The balance of the rest of the area is 25 % hardwood forest, 10 % grassland and 5 % food plot....
  • This area contains marshes, brushland and wetland habitats. The western section of the wildlife area is open water marsh and adjacent grassland. The larger section of the area is located to the north ...
  • This WMA consists of aspen-birch forest that is managed primarily for deer and grouse habitat. Easy access through unit available on powerline right-of-ways and undeveloped trails....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, forest game birds, pheasant, waterfowl, and turkeys. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, prairie wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • This unit consists of a restored prairie wetland, and man-made wetland, and adjoining grassland cover for nesting habitat and prairie wildlife.Burnham Creek is managed under a cooperative agreement wi...
  • Refuge topography consists of rolling forested hills interspersed with lakes, rivers, marshes, bogs and shrub swamps. The token of the refuge is the tamarac tree. This unusual tree is a deciduous coni...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, waterfowl, and doves....
  • This WMA is grassland with lowland brushy areas and aspen- oak woods. Management of this unit focuses on maintaining and improving the habitat for a diversity of native plants and wildlife....
  • The WMA is comprised of 4,676 acres, and includes Talcot Lake and its marshes, bottomlands along the west branch of the Des Moines River, and adjacent grassland and cropland. This unit has been histor...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, waterfowl, and doves....
  • A mixture of oak woods, wetlands, and prairie that includes Little Lake Johanna. Old growth oaks provide roost areas for wild turkeys and nest sites for wood ducks. Managed primarily for deer and turk...
  • This small unit contains marsh, grassland, brush and timber in approximately equal amounts. An open ridge runs through the western third of the unit, with some oaks on the east side of the ridge....
  • Most of this WMA is creek valley with a poor quality wet prairie, fens, and some remnant hillside prairies. This area also contains winter cover plantings and a food plot....
  • Hunting options include: deer, pheasant, and waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • This WMA was acquired in the 1970s to provide winter browse and cover for deer. It is primarily swamp conifer lowland with cedars, tamaracks, and spruces and scattered small upland islands of mixed as...
  • This WMA is a wetland impoundment with some wild rice. There is a bog on the west end. This unit is surrounded by state forest and county tax forfeit lands....
  • Hunting options include: deer, bear, small game, forest game birds, and waterfowl. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: deer, bear, small game, forest game birds, and waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • This WMA consists of three separate tracts of land. The north units are mainly mesic prairie with native upland grasses. The south unit is wet prairie with lowland grasses and sedges....
  • Hunting options include pheasant.Wildlife viewing options include prairie wildlife....
  • This WMA consists of a small marsh and grassland habitats. Stands of willows and brush flank the marsh. This wildlife area was donated to the DNR inorder to protect the wetland habitat area....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, forest game birds, pheasant, waterfowl, and turkeys. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, prairie wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • There are a variety of wildlife habitats existing on this 440+ acre unit with native prairie, brushland, woods, introduced grass fields, marsh, and nearly a mile of irregular shoreline bordering the m...
  • This WMA contains a small marsh with associated upland grassland, a willow patch, and a food plot....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, waterfowl, and doves....
  • This WMA is restored open water wetland, with low land grass and brush and upland areas of grass fields and oak-aspen woods. The Little Elk River flows through this unit....
  • This 110 acre is contains old fields now in non-native grasses, a small piece of woods, old pasture, a small tree planting, and large area of cattail marsh , and a small amount of shoreline on two sma...
  • This WMA includes marsh, forest, and both cool and warm season grass fields. The area is managed to provide a refuge and wintering area for deer, turkeys, pheasants, and other wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, and pheasant. Wildlife viewing options include: prairie wildlife....
  • This WMA is primarily lowland habitats of shrub swamp and canary grass slough. Management aims are to protect wetland habitats along an inlet to Geneva Lake. The area provides good wildlife watching o...
  • This WMA is adjacent to the 300+ acre Prairie Coteau SNA, a till hill prairie. A tremendous view of the surrounding landscape can be observed from here....
  • The area has a small marsh with associated upland grassland and a woody cover planting. The shallow marsh only attracts occasional waterfowl....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, waterfowl, and doves....
  • This WMA is one of 29 small (60 acres or less), scattered WMAs in Clearwater County with 1700 feet of shoreline on the north end of Little Bass Lake. The vegetation on this unit is composed of aspen f...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and doves....
  • This WMA consists of abandoned gravel pits, marginal farmland, and farm groves that provide winter wildlife cover, food plots for wintering wildlife, and grasslands. This unit surrounds Lake Julia, a ...
  • Contains seeded native grass fields, woody cover plantings, food plot, old farmstead grove, a large wetland impoundment, and natural wetlands....
  • Hunting options include doves....
  • The Litchfield WMA consiosts of 123+ acres of shallow wetland, planted native grass fields, food plot, planted woody cover block, and scattered deciduous shrubs and trees....
  • Hunting options include: deer, pheasant, and waterfowl. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: deer, bear, small game, and forest game birds.Wildlife viewing options include: forest wildlife....
  • This WMA is composed of a 40 acre cattail marsh, lowland brush bordering wetland, 10 acres mixed hardwoods, and 50 acres of restored prairie. Management objectives include maintaining wetland and gras...
  • This unit provides public access to Popple Lake on its eastern edge, and other deep, fresh-water marshes. Part of the unit is covered by woods, as well as seeded native grass fields, non-native grass ...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, waterfowl, and doves. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • This WMA is one of 29 small (60 acres or less), scattered WMAs in Clearwater County with over 1550 feet of shoreline on the southeast end of Gardner Lake and is composed primarily of aspen forest. Dee...
  • This WMA offers good opportunities for year round wildlife observation. A keen observer may get a chance to see a river otter. Most commonly sought game species include pheasants, cottontail rabbit, d...
  • This WMA is a deeryard extending east and west along Hwy 65. The lowlands provide cedar and tamarack winter cover for deer while the upland aspen and balsam fir stands provide additional cover and bro...
  • This WMA is a wetland area with cattails, low land grass and brush, with some oak woods along its edges. Management of this unit focuses on maintaining and improving the habitat for a diversity of nat...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, waterfowl, and doves....
  • Garden Island State Recreation Area is a 734-acre (2.97 km2) member of the Minnesota state park system in the Lake of the Woods, 19 nautical miles (35 km) from Zippel Bay State Park, near the northern...
  • This WMA consists of rolling oak hills with grass fields located on the east side of Buckhorn Lake. Management of this unit focuses on maintaining and improving the habitat for a diversity of native p...
  • The unit consists mostly of upland cover adjoining Swan Lake. The unit is considered one of the best waterfowl nesting areas on the lake. The unit is managed to provide nesting cover for waterfowl....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, waterfowl, and doves....
  • Hunting options include: deer, pheasant, and waterfowl. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • This WMA is a shallow wetland-grassland area with woody cover and a food plot. Most of the ground is wet. A township road passing through the area provides viewing opportunities. Waterfowl hunting is ...
  • This WMA straddles Muddy Creek. Most of the unit is covered with cattails, phragmites, and willow brush. There is little open water and a small amount of upland grassy cover....
  • Hunting options include: deer, and small game.Wildlife viewing options include: prairie wildlife....
  • This WMA is an excellent example of the habitat distribution typical of the aspen parklands ecosystem. It is primarily covered in mesic brush prairie but also contains clumps of aspen forest and pocke...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: deer, bear, small game, and forest game birds.Wildlife viewing options include: forest wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • WMA consists of Crow Wing County land cooperatively managed by the state and county. Area is a mix of forest and old fields with a 30 acre bullrush marsh in the NW corner of the WMA....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, forest game birds, pheasant, waterfowl, and turkeys. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, prairie wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, doves, and turkeys....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • Primarily a lowland hardwoods consisting of maple, ash, river birch, willow and cottonwood. Cool season grasses make up the lowland and upland fields.Recreation is dominated by hunting, trapping, fish...
  • Hunting options include: small game, pheasant, and waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, waterfowl, and doves....
  • This WMA was originally purchased in 1959 because of its value as wetland habitat, benefiting waterfowl and furbearers. It consists of gently rolling terrain with a mixture of open water, emergent mar...
  • This WMA contains alot of open water with a small amount of seeded upland grass and brush/lowland grass along the edges of the basins....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, and forest game birds.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • Mixed aspen-pine, and swamp conifer forests. On the shore of a large shallow wild rice lake. There is no public access to the lake through this unit....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, waterfowl, and doves....
  • This unit is half upland with some watter on the west side of the unit. The rest of the WMA is of the moist soil emergent vegatation type. There is also a small tree planting located on the unit....
  • This unit is a wetland/prairie complex.This WMA is managed as a pheasant production area....
  • This 360 acre unit is currently in aspen forest interspersed with deciduous shrubland and semi-permanent wetlands. Prescribed burning is the main management technique utilized on this unit to maintain...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife....
  • This WMA is a small permanent marsh adjacent to East Graham Lake....
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  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl....
  • This WMA is open terrain with wet prairie, sedge meadow, brush thickets, and scattered groves of aspen. The management of the unit is to preserve the aspen parkland habitat and the diversity of the pl...
  • This WMA is remnant tall grass prairie with minor amounts of brush and trees. The major emphasis will be to manage & improve a habitat complex of mixed prairie types, marsh, & scattered brush/aspen th...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, waterfowl, and doves....
  • This WMA is primarily managed for wetland and grassland wildlife. It consists of 65% wetland or open water, 25% grassland, and 10% woodland. This WMA is located in a relatively hilly area, with oak wo...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, forest game birds, pheasant, and waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, prairie wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • This WMA is dominated by lowland brush and marsh habitats. The area is located along the Straight River near itsheadwaters. Management aims are to restore and maintain wetland and brush prairie habita...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl....
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  • This WMA is a mixed hardwood forest containing aspen, oak, and basswood. Two small wetland impoundments, beaver ponds and some grassy fields are present on the unit. An abandoned railroad grade and th...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, forest game birds, pheasant, and waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, prairie wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • This WMA is an 80-acre permanent marsh with associated grassland, woody cover plantings and food plot....
  • A total of 329 acres acquired in the 1970s for winter deer habitat, when deer populations were very low. The 2-40 acre parcels in sect 7 are composed of aspen stands of 3 different age classes and 17 ...
  • Using duck stamp funds, DNR Wildlife and the Chippewa National Forest constructed this 180 acre waterfowl...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • This WMA was a former borrow pit for the Minnesota DOT. There has been some planting of confiers on this unit. The area is grassed to smoothe brome. No major management has been carried out on this un...
  • This bottomland unit is primarily wooded (including oak forest), with interspersed wetlands and upland fields. Along the river is a sandbar popular with anglers. Fritsche Creek flows through the unit....
  • The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW or BWCA), is a 1,090,000 acres (4,400 km2) wilderness area within the Superior National Forest in northeastern Minnesota (USA) under the administration...
  • This WMA was established for lake and wetland habitat protection and for forest wildlife habitat management....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, waterfowl, and doves....
  • This WMA is composed of gently rolling terrain with a mixture of lakes and wetlands, hardwood forest, brushlands, and grassland. The major emphasis is to preserve and manage a mix of wetland, grass, b...
  • This WMA is made up of formerly commercial wild rice beds with some aspen forest types. The east side of the unit bordering French Lake consists of a tamarack forest type. Sharp-tailed grouse, mallard...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, waterfowl, and doves....
  • This WMA is managed for deer and pheasants. The primary cover type is wet meadow with scattered aspen clones. There is a small mature conifer planting on this unit and some native prairie plants on th...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl....
  • This unit that is a mix of established native prairie, old field, wetlands, with an soft maple grove. Willows and the wetland woody species have re-established on portions of this WMA. The area is man...
  • This WMA is one of 29 small (60 acres or less), scattered WMAs in Clearwater County with 1577 feet of lake shoreline on the east side of Frellsen Lake. The primary vegetation on this unit is aspen and...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, doves, and turkeys....
  • This larger size WMA has a diverse mix of hardwood forest, wetland, and upland grasslands. This area historically was likely a mixture of burr oak dominated forest and prairie grasslands. Some of the ...
  • This is a small WMA consisting of seeded native grasses and a willow patch.Hunting options include: small game, and pheasant....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, forest game birds, pheasant, waterfowl, and turkeys.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, prairie wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • Good opportunities exist for hunting, trapping, wildlife viewing, and hiking. As with many WMAs, more remote areas of this unit are visited by people less and offer solitude and discovery for those wi...
  • This WMA includes 2 small (under 100 acres) shallow lakes and several fields of native warm season grasses and forbs. There is a shrub planting on the central tract....
  • This WMA is one of 29 small (60 acres or less), scattered WMAs in Clearwater County with 1900 feet of lakeshore along the southeast side of Sucker Lake....
  • This WMA contains remnant native prairie grassland, a small impoundment, and woody cover plantings.This area is adjacent to Pipestone National Monument....
  • This 44 acre WMA is composed of willow dominated reed canary grasslands, sedge/cattail wetlands, and oak hardwood forest. With these diverse habitat components occur very diverse wildlife species incl...
  • Hunting options include: deer, bear, small game, and waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: deer, bear, small game, forest game birds, and waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, waterfowl, and doves....
  • This WMA is creek valley grassland with some woody cover areas. The Jack Creek runs through the unit. This unit is managed for upland game birds....
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  • Part of this WMA is an old gravel pit. Cottonwoods, willows, some grassland and wetland habitat are present...
  • This WMA is one of 29 small (60 acres or less), scattered WMAs in Clearwater County. This unit is a peninsula of wetland vegetation on the west shore of Pine Lake....
  • This WMA is part of the flood plain along Beaver Creek with dense willow cover and varying amounts of wetland habitat, depending on beaver activity....
  • This 66 acre unit is primarily a shallow water marsh with a narrow perimeter of grass, a small tree planting and scattered volunteer deciduous trees. More acquisition of surrounding upland would be de...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: deer, bear, small game, forest game birds, and waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • This WMA is entirely forested. It contains a mix of both upland and lowland forest types.This WMA has been used by bald eagles for nesting with viewing available from Cantfield Portage Bay....
  • Hunting options include: deer, bear, small game, forest game birds, and sharptail grouse....
  • This small WMA is primarily wetland. No parking area is available....
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  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, forest game birds, pheasant, waterfowl, and turkeys.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • This WMA is a wetland/brushland complex surrounded by private agricultural, brushland, and forested lands....
  • Most of the WMA is a 309 acre semi-permanent wetland called the 'Rice Lake Bottoms', a mostly closed marsh dominated by sedges, cattails and reed canary grass. The WMA is open to hunting, trapping, an...
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  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, waterfowl, and turkeys....
  • Hunting options include: waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife....
  • This WMA is a mixture of oak, aspen, and pine forests. Management of this unit focuses on maintaining and improving the habitat for a diversity of native plants and wildlife....
  • This WMA is a wetland complex with some grassland and lowland brush. The WMA is within the Fox Lake Game Refuge....
  • This 150 acre WMA is one third wooded, one third wetland, and the other third is grassland and food plot.The woodland on this unit is part of a much larger woodland area....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, waterfowl, and doves.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife....
  • The majority of this WMA is wetland habitat that is maintained via a stop-log structure on the northeast corner of the unit. Most of the wetland is floating bog and flooded timber....
  • This WMA is mostly marsh and low brushy areas. There is a small grass field on the east side of the unit No facilities have been developed due to poor access and lack of upland areas....
  • This WMA is made up primarily of shoreline marsh which is used by waterfowl, songbirds, raptors, furbearers and a wide variety of aquatic and terrestrial invertebrates. The upland habitat adjacent to ...
  • This WMA consists of silver maple, elm and box elder the along river with grassy field uplands. A unique wet prairie plant community is located in the northeast corner of the unit. A red cedar winter ...
  • This WMA is remnant tall grass prairie with minor amounts of brush and trees. The major emphasis will be to manage and improve the native prairie habitat found on the unit, mostly through prescribed f...
  • This WMA is one of 29 small (60 acres or less), scattered WMAs in Clearwater County with 1500 feet of lakeshore along the east side of Pickerel Lake. The vegetation is composed of aspen, birch, and re...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, forest game birds, pheasant, and waterfowl....
  • Four Brooks WMA was established in January 2001. Sixty percent of the WMA is forested, with the remainder of the area being wetlands, bogs and brushland. Forests are managed for all wildlife species, ...
  • Hunting options include: waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife....
  • The WMA is open to hunting, trapping, and compatible wildlife uses, although, given the proximity of nearby residences, users will primarily be birdwatchers and hikers....
  • From Minnesota Lake,Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, waterfowl, and turkeys.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, waterfowl, and turkeys....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, sharptail grouse, pheasant, and waterfowl. Wildlife viewing options include: prairie wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • This unit contains uplands that are primarily former farm fields. The Bois de Sioux River channel courses though the unit. This unit is managed primarily to provide winter wildlife cover and it contai...
  • Hunting options include: deer, bear, small game, and forest game birds....
  • This WMA is open water wetland with cattails, low land grass and brush with small grass fields and oak-aspen woods. Management of this unit focuses on maintaining and improving the habitat for a diver...
  • This WMA is open water wetland surrounded by grass fields and lowland grass brush areas. Management of this unit focuses on maintaining and improving the habitat for a diversity of native plants and w...
  • Hunting options include: deer, pheasant, and turkeys. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • This 100 acre unit is made up of grassland, brush, scattered cottonwood, and a few dugout wetland areas. The unit is split down the middle by a township road. This is a narrow, long unit....
  • This 391 acre WMA is composed of remnant prairie, lowland riparian willow/alder brushlands, and restored prairie uplands. This area is in the North Fork of the Crow River floodplain. This area is an i...
  • This WMA has a wetland basin, associated uplands, and food plot. A large tree grove contains numerous black walnuts.Squirrel hunting is possible here....
  • Located between Rocky Point and Long Point on the south shore of Lake of the Woods, this WMA provides brush and marsh habitat for a variety of species. Objectives include maintaining early successiona...
  • This 500+ acre WMA lies on flat topography and contains former crop fields seeded to native and non-native grasses, native prairie which was once pastured, and large areas of cattail marsh....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, waterfowl, and doves.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • This WMA protects diverse prairie brushland and wetland habitats. The area is bisected by small streams. Management objectives are to maintain and restore brush prairie and wetland habitats....
  • This unit is located in the extreme southern portion of the Minnesota aspen parkland. It is characterized by open terrain that has wet prairie, sedge meadow, brush thickets, and scattered groves of as...
  • Most of the wetland has emergent vegetation, although the open water area varies with water levels. The wetland is bordered with a woody cover planting and some cottonwoods. Cool season grasses grow i...
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  • This WMA is a grassland creek valley with an abandoned farm grove and food plot....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, waterfowl, and doves....
  • Hunting options include: deer, bear, small game, forest game birds, waterfowl, and turkeys. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • Woodland adjacent to High Island Creek.Most of this unit is isolated by High Island Creek.Hunting options include: forest game birds.Wildlife viewing options include: forest wildlife....
  • This WMA is one of 29 small (60 acres or less), scattered WMAs in Clearwater County with 2150 feet of lakeshore along the southeast side of Stassen Lake. This unit is composed of aspen forest and smal...
  • This WMA is a wetland/prairie complex.This unit is managed for pheasants with a food plot and tree plantings....
  • Most of this unit is a deep-water marsh. Two small woody cover plantings are found on the only available upland....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl....
  • This WMA has a natural stand of trees that provides winter cover. The 18-acre grove was apparently established in early homesteading days. Ash, elm, plum, and chokecherry grow here. Managed as winter ...
  • A large portion of the WMA is a former gravel pit, Starbuck Wildlife Management Area is a very small unit that is reverting to prairie. Some of the common dry soil grasses and flowers are found here....
  • This WMA consists of two subunits (Southeast and West). This Southeast subunit contains a small wetland with associated upland grassland, with woody cover and food plots....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, waterfowl, and turkeys....
  • This unit has a variety of habitats including emergent wetland, aspen woodland, oak savannas, dry prairie, and lowland shrubland. A beach ridge, remnant from the receding of Glacial Lake Agassiz, runs...
  • This WMA consists of two separate parcels. The north unit is a wetland/prairie complex with Buffalo Creek running through it. The south subunit is a wetland/prairie complex as well....
  • This WMA is small and consists of emergent wetland and some open water. Domestic, cool season grasses grow on the east side. Limited active management occurs on this unit because of its small size and...
  • This WMA contains small wetlands with associated grassy uplands and woody cover plantings....
  • Lamprey Pass WMA is 1332 acres in size and is primarily managed for waterfowl. The area consists of 76% wetland including two open water basins that total more than 600 acres, 16% woodland and 8% gras...
  • Mostly lowland and upland grasslands and brushlands. Swamp conifers, and a cedar-ash stand. Some aspen and spruce-fir. This WMA offers good openland wildlife viewing opportunities....
  • Hunting options include: deer, bear, small game, forest game birds, waterfowl, and turkeys.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • This WMA is a restored wetland basin, surrounded with grass fields and restored native grass fields. Management of this unit focuses on maintaining and improving the habitat for a diversity of native ...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, forest game birds, and pheasant.Wildlife viewing options include: prairie wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl....
  • This WMA is mostly former cropland that has been converted to native grasses, woody cover, and food plots. There is a small wetland along a ditch in the southern part of the area....
  • This WMA is a grassland creek valley with the Jack Creek running through it.Hunting options include: deer, small game, and pheasant.Wildlife viewing options include: prairie wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, forest game birds, waterfowl, and turkeys.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • This WMA consists of two separate, recently acquired subunits composed of grassland, woody cover, wetlands, and food plots....
  • Hunting options include: deer, bear, small game, and forest game birds. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and forest wildlife....
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  • This flat unit is covered in seasonally flooded deciduous shrubland.Hunting options include: deer, and small game.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife....
  • This WMA is a mixture of mostly aspen timber, lowland brush and emergent wetlands. Aspen covers about 900 acres of the unit. The terrain is flat and generally wet. Until the unit is acquired from the ...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, and pheasant....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, forest game birds, pheasant, waterfowl, and turkeys. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, prairie wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: deer, pheasant, and waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, waterfowl, and turkeys.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • The majority of the unit lies on the south and west sides of Hwy. 61 and is mostly wetland ranging from type 2 to type 5. A calcareous fen can be found there....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, waterfowl, and doves....
  • This WMA is a bluff top with planted native grasses and food plots on top, with oak and central hardwood forests on the slopes. Primary species on this unit include deer, turkey, small game and pheasa...
  • Hunting options include: waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife....
  • This recently-acquired unit has fens that feed into a small creek, and a small shallow wetland.The cropland on this WMA will be developed into restored native prairie, some tree plantings for winter w...
  • This WMA is forested with several shallow lakes completely or partially within it. Sixty four percent is upland forest, primarily aspen, with the remainder of the unit being composed of wetlands....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, forest game birds, waterfowl, and turkeys....
  • Lowland brush & grassland mixed with aspen islands Sharp-tailed grouse management Sharp-tailed grouse management is emphasized on this unit....
  • This WMA has an extensive trail system with carry-in canoe access to the Blackhoof and Nemadji Rivers. This WMA offers remote areas, scenic views, and some old growth forest....
  • Primarily upland game bird habitat comprised of native warm season and cool season grasses. Three winter woody cover plantings exist. A 2-acre oak planting also exists on this unit. Several small sink...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl....
  • This WMA contains permanent and semi-permanent wetlands with associated uplands, woody cover plantings, and food plots. This is one of the county's larger units. Ample road access allows for good wild...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, forest game birds, pheasant, and waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, prairie wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, waterfowl, and doves.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • This WMA was created in 1957 to improve habitat for waterfowl and furbearers in the Birchdale Lake basin, which includes 300 acres of sedge meadow and 80 acres of wild rice. The forested areas are asp...
  • Hunting options include: pheasant, and waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: deer, bear, small game, forest game birds, waterfowl, and turkeys....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and turkeys. Wildlife viewing options include: prairie wildlife....
  • The WMA is open to hunting, trapping, and compatible wildlife uses.Management on this WMA includes timber harvest to rejuvenate the jack pine forest....
  • Close to 4,000 acres characterized by open terrain that has wet prairie, sedge meadow, brush thickets, and scattered groves of aspen. The management of the unit is to preserve the aspen parkland habit...
  • A lowland area consisting of cattails and other emergent vegetation, it has scattered uplands and lowland shrubs. Managed primarily to maintain the emergent wetland vegetation as winter cover and to p...
  • This WMA is a wetland/grassland complex A food plot has been established on the WMA....
  • This is an excellent place to see dry to mesic grassland bird species. Look for upland sandpipers, bobolinks, western meadowlarks and clay-colored sparrows....
  • The Izaac Walton League initiated this 320 acre project as a memorial to Conservation Officer Louis Peloquin in the early 1950s; the project was finally completed and designated as a WMA in 1984....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, forest game birds, and waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, prairie wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • This unit has a productive mixture of upland grasses, emergent wetlands, open water, and lowland shrubs that form a mosaic of cover with numerous edge areas. Managed to provide habitat for nesting and...
  • This WMA consists of two 40-acre blocks of a large drained lakebed that is farmed on all sides. The area supports wetland vegetation. A large drainage ditch bisects one parcel....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, forest game birds, pheasant, waterfowl, and turkeys....
  • This WMA consists of two subunits adjacent to Lake Bella. This Northwest subunit contains grasslands, foot plots, and a pond....
  • This WMA is 38 acres of primarily bog and lowland marsh on Peterson Bay of Farm Island Lake. Some upland timber acreage exists in the western corners of this unit, but access to these stands is diffic...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, forest game birds, pheasant, and turkeys.Wildlife viewing options include: prairie wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • This WMA is a mixture of off-site aspen, scattered oak, brush prairie, and emergent wetland. This unit is managed as aspen parkland through prescribed burning and the cutting of aspen and brush. The t...
  • Lac qui Parle WMA is between Appleton and Montevideo. Take Hwy. 7 & 59 north of Montevideo for 7 miles. Turn west on Co. Rd. 13 for 2.5 miles. Go north on Co. Rd. 32 for 2 miles, then west on Co. Rd. ...
  • This WMA is composed of fields planted to grassland, food plots and tree and shrub windbreaks. Small woodlots of elm and boxelder provide hardwood cover. Management efforts use prescribed burns and fa...
  • Big Stone Refuge serves as the 'keeper of the prairie' by working to maintain and restore native prairie habitat while providing optimum nesting cover for waterfowl and other grassland nesting birds....
  • The WMA contains typical prairie pothole habitat with a mosaic of scattered wetlands, wet meadows, and prairie. Primary vegetation is cattails, sedges, Phragmites, willows, prairie grasses, and herbs....
  • This WMA consists of a 35-ac waterfowl marsh surrounded by smaller amounts of timber, brush, and grassy cover. Management emphasis is to preserve and manage the wetland and associated riparian edge fo...
  • This unit is in a lacustrine plain (ancient Lake Agassiz bed). Mainly wet prairie with lowland grasses, sedges, shrubs, and some areas of mesic prairie with native upland grasses. An uncommon calcareo...
  • This WMA is devided between upland woods and wetlands. Hunting oppertunities include waterfowl and deer. Smallgame hunting is also a good bet here....
  • This WMA is riparian timber with little upland.Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, waterfowl, and turkeys....
  • This WMA is on the northeast side of Gorman Lake and is a wetland/shrubland complex with some open grassy areas....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, waterfowl, and doves.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, waterfowl, and doves.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • This WMA is made up of open water marsh, grass fields, maple, basswood, plum, aspen, and oak savanna. The east boundary of the WMA is I-35. There are houses located near the north boundary of the WMA....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, waterfowl, and doves....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, waterfowl, and doves....
  • This WMA is a forest, lowland brush, wet meadow, and grassy upland field complex located on the east shoreline of Big Rice Lake. Management emphasis is to provide waterfowl nesting cover and improve r...
  • This 65 acre WMA is composed mostly of lowland sedge, reed canary grass, cattail, phragmites (cane grass) with some lowland timber and willow scattered in the wetland areas and along the N Fork Crow R...
  • Mixed upland and low ground. Upland comprised of restored native prairie, bur oak, aspen and some white pine. Low areas contain several restored wetlands, Rice Lake, marsh, and wet areas dominated by ...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, and pheasant.Wildlife viewing options include: forest wildlife.This WMA is a riparian forest along the Rock River with some adjacent grasslands....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, forest game birds, pheasant, waterfowl, and turkeys.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, prairie wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • This WMA is a wetland complex in a predominately agricultural landscape. No parking lot is availble for this WMA....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • The Big Bog sits on the southeast side of glacial Lake Agassiz, formed during the last ice age. This former lake bottom is quite flat, with occasional hills of gravel deposits or rock. As the lake dra...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl.wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: pheasant, and waterfowl....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • This WMA is a large wetland with lowland grass and mixed oak - aspen. Management of this unit focuses on maintaining and improving the habitat for a diversity of native plants and wildlife....
  • This WMA is a shallow lake surrounded by bog shoreline. Oak forest type and brush are found on the uplands around the lake. East boundary was the historic Dodd Road....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl....
  • This WMA is mostly water with a string of cattails and trees around the edge. This unit was purchased in 1958. The unit is managed for wetland wildlife. Excellent goose hunting opportunities and water...
  • Bethel WMA is 677 acres in size and is managed for a variety of waterfowl, woodland and grassland wildlife. It consists of roughly 2/3 wetland and wooded wetland, 1/4 upland woodland and the remainder...
  • Paul Hugo Farms is a 357 acre WMA that emphasizes waterfowl management. It consists of about 80% wetland including Rice Lake. The remainder is high quality maple-basswood forest remnents and a 20 acre...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, forest game birds, sharptail grouse, pheasant, and waterfowl....
  • Hunting options include: deer, pheasant, and waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • This WMA consists of islands on Lake Patterson, which are surrounded by emergent vegetation and some areas of open water.Rice Lake is located to the south and is popular for waterfowling. Lake Waconia...
  • This WMA is primarily a shallow water marsh surrounded by agricultural land. The major emphasis of this unit is to provide wetland habitat for wetland species. No timber is present and very little gra...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • This 40 acre WMA is lowland brush, native grass, and wetland in an isolated location .Isolated unit in the Chippewa River bottoms, adjacent to private lands wildlife habitat....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, and pheasant.Wildlife viewing options include: prairie wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • Eul WMA is a large, restored emergent wetland containing pockets of open water amid cattails. The area is managed for migratory waterfowl and ground-nesting birds. Woody cover and a food plot are main...
  • This WMA consists of 2 small marshes, the surrounding uplands, and an old farm grove.The unit has two emergent marshes, some uplands, and a grove of mature trees. You can view the marsh from the towns...
  • This WMA is primarily riparian woodland. The management objective for this unit is to provide habitat for deer and turkeys.Offers opportunities for deer hunting....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, waterfowl, and doves....
  • Hunting options include: deer, bear, small game, forest game birds, waterfowl, and turkeys....
  • This WMA consists entirely of bottomland hardwood forest and is frequently flooded. Management is primarily for forest wildlife species and riparian/riverine wildlife species....
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  • Most of this 80 acre WMA is composed of lowland grass and aspen/willow brushland. Some original remnant prairie occurs on the area. Future management may include prairie conversion and maintaining win...
  • Kohl's WMA is a prairie/wetland complex. The cattail-domianted marsh is partially drained by a ditch at the south end and has no open water....
  • Hunting options include: deer, bear, small game, forest game birds, and sharptail grouse. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, forest game birds, pheasant, waterfowl, and turkeys.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • The Grass Lake Sub-unit of Panicum Prairie WMA encompasses a large portion of the bed of Grass Lake - a large marsh that was drained in the last century for farming. It is part of a large complex of c...
  • This WMA is restored native grass, low land grass, with rolling hills of oak-aspen forest. Management of this unit focuses on maintaining and improving the habitat for a diversity of native plants and...
  • This WMA is made up of a small lake surrounded by a young second growth forest of oak, grass and stands of brush....
  • Hunting options include: deer, bear, small game, forest game birds, and sharptail grouse.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • This is a large management area with interspersed brushlands and forested habitats surrounding a large, rich fen....
  • This 433 acre WMA is situated on the Wright/Meeker County border. The area is composed of larger open water and cattail dominated wetlands with surrounding brome grasslands. Western wetlands are contr...
  • This WMA consists of open terrain with wet prairie, sedge meadow, brush thickets, and scattered groves of aspen. The management of the unit is to preserve the aspen parkland habitat and the diversity ...
  • This WMA is lowland grass and cattails. Management of this unit focuses on maintaining and improving the habitat for a diversity of native plants and wildlife....
  • This 330 acre WMA has a mixture of restored prairie, larger shallow open water wetlands, and a substantial older growth hardwood forest. Management objectives includes acquiring important adjacent tra...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, and forest game birds. Wildlife viewing options include: forest wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
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  • Hunting options include: deer, pheasant, and waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife....
  • This unit contains a 100-acre deep marsh, a shallow wetland complex, and a wooded area. There area food plots scattered throughout the WMA....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, waterfowl, and doves. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • This WMA is a flood plain forest along the Rock River.Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, waterfowl, and turkeys.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and forest wildlif...
  • This WMA is primarily an open-water wetland surrounded by a narrow band of upland grasses and brush. Little active management occurs on the unit, which provides public access to the wetland....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, forest game birds, waterfowl, and turkeys. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and forest wildlife....
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  • This WMA has a mix of habitat that includes grassland, native prairie, brush land, wetland, and a food plot. The unit is primarily managed as nesting and winter cover for upland species. Deer and phea...
  • This WMA is restored wetlands with cattails and a lowland grass brushy area, mixed with areas of grassy fields and oak-aspen woods. Management of this unit focuses on maintaining and improving the hab...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: deer, pheasant, and waterfowl. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: deer, bear, small game, forest game birds, and sharptail grouse. Wildlife viewing options include: forest wildlife....
  • This WMA is a wetland and upland grassland complex surrounded by agricultural lands and commercial development. Emergent wetland surrounded by wet meadow and upland grassland....
  • This WMA is managed primarily for brushland wildlife species and waterfowl. The WMA contains a mix of upland and lowland brush with scattered small ponds on the unit. The northest 1/4 of the unit is p...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, forest game birds, pheasant, and turkeys....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and turkeys. Wildlife viewing options include: prairie wildlife....
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  • This WMA is grass fields, restored native prairie, cattails, low land grass and brush on the west side Maple Lake. Management of this unit focuses on maintaining and improving the habitat for a divers...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, forest game birds, and waterfowl. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • This WMA consists of two separate subunits. This East subunit is a small area of trees and grass.Hunting options include: deer, small game, and pheasant.Wildlife viewing options include: forest wildli...
  • This unit contains a diversity of habitat types including grassland, emergent marsh, and timber. These scattered habitats support a diversity of wildlife - resident prairie grouse, migratory prairie b...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, forest game birds, waterfowl, and turkeys.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • This 40 acre WMA has a diverse mix of smaller shallow wetlands, restored prairie, and a wooded shelterbelt composed of hardwoods and conifers. The management objectives are to maintain the wooded grov...
  • Eng WMA is an open water basin that suports waterfowl hunting. There is not much in the line of upland.hunting oppertumities....
  • Hunting options include: deer, bear, small game, forest game birds, and waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, prairie wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • This WMA is a flood plain timber island in the Mississippi River. Management of this unit focuses on maintaining and improving the habitat for a diversity of native plants and wildlife....
  • This WMA consists of two subunits. This North subunit contains some shoreline and part of the Kinbrae Lake basin....
  • This WMA is a mixture of lakes and wetlands, hardwood forest, brushlands, and grassland. The management emphasis on this unit is to preserve and manage a mix of wetland, grass, brush and timber for wi...
  • The open water of Bee Lake comprises the majority of acreage. It is surrounded by grass and brush, and a small amount of timber. Fourteen dugouts were constructed on the southeast side of the lake in ...
  • This WMA is a large unit consisting almost entirely of marsh and shrubland on the floodplain of the Minnesota river. There are a few open water areas, including a pond immediately east of the St. Pete...
  • This WMA contains 2 impoundments of about 300 acres each, along with upland timber forest types that are mainly aspen, oak, some pine. The Rice River runs through the south side of this unit with old ...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: deer, bear, small game, forest game birds, pheasant, waterfowl, and turkeys.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • This WMA is an emergent marsh with irregular boundaries.This WMA provides a good wildlife wintering area....
  • The West Unit is a 40 acre tract of grassland and shallow cattail dominated wetland within the City of Otsego. The East Unit is a 160 acre tract of hardwood and lowland forest with some grassland area...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, waterfowl, and doves....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options include: prairie wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: deer, pheasant, and waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife....
  • This unit is bordered on the north by 160 acres of state trust fund land, and another 40 on the south. The majority of this unit and the surrounding trust fund land is timber and brush....
  • Hunting options include: deer, bear, small game, forest game birds, and waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • This WMA is grass fields, which borders a large wetland with cattails and low land grasses. Management of this unit focuses on maintaining and improving the habitat for a diversity of native plants an...
  • This WMA is a wetland/forest complex with a large, shallow wild rice lake and marsh, which has grassy islands, along with extensive brush lands and bogs mixed with some aspen and spruce-fir forest typ...
  • Hunting options include: deer, bear, small game, forest game birds, waterfowl, and turkeys. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • This WMA is 38 acres and consists of about 55% grassland, 13% woodland and 32% wetland....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and doves.Wildlife viewing options include: prairie wildlife....
  • This WMA is remnant tall grass prairie with minor amounts of brush and trees; it is primarily mesic prairie with some low swales. The major emphasis will be to manage and improve the prairie for a div...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, waterfowl, and doves....
  • Hunting options include: deer, bear, small game, forest game birds, and sharptail grouse.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, and pheasant.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife....
  • This WMA is a small abandoned gravel pit with trees and shrubs....
  • This WMA has about 1700 feet of shoreline and provides access to Bear Lake. This WMA also protects portions of a partially drained slough north of the lake. The main cover is sedges and grasses with s...
  • This WMA is wetland with open water, cattails, lowland grass and grass fields. Management of this unit focuses on maintaining and improving the habitat for a diversity of native plants and wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, and pheasant....
  • This WMA is five wetlands and associated grassy uplands with a woody cover planting.A good example of prairie pothole habitat. This WMA is predominately an upland bird production area....
  • Hunting options include: deer, bear, small game, forest game birds, waterfowl, and turkeys.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • This WMA is composed of several habitat types including brushland, open upland grass, forested creek floodplain and tamarack/spruce bog. Management objectives include providing open brush/grass for sh...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • This WMA borders a 100 acre shallow lake. Most of the upland has been restored to native prairie. The lake that borders this WMA is well known for viewing waterfowl during the spring migration and som...
  • This WMA is rolling hardwoods with lowland wetland areas. There is a large open water lake on the unit?s eastern border. Management of this unit focuses on maintaining and improving the habitat for a ...
  • This WMA is one of the largest in the state. Several isolated tracts are separated from the main unit by private land. This unit is in the Aspen Parkland Landscape and is a mixture of wetlands, aspen ...
  • Hunting options include: deer, pheasant, and waterfowl....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: deer, pheasant, and waterfowl. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • Bayport WMA is 452 acres in size consisting of two main parcels. The major emphasis is to manage for a variety of woodland and grassland wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: pheasant....
  • Hunting options include: deer, bear, small game, forest game birds, and sharptail grouse.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • This WMA is a small creek valley grassland with a woody cover planting, steep hills, and remnant native prairie. This WMA is predominately an upland bird production area....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl....
  • This WMA is 2 distinct parcels of grassland, timber, brush and marsh. Management is for low brushland, diverse age classes of timber, and open prairie. Brush mowing, small clearcuts and prescribed bur...
  • This WMA is a small semi-permanent marsh with associated grasslands and a woody cover planting....
  • Bass Brook is managed for outdoor education and nature study. Timber management will be for ecological reasons, not economic. Planning is underway for inventory, trail development and enhanced use as ...
  • Hunting options include: deer, bear, small game, forest game birds, and sharptail grouse.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, forest game birds, pheasant, waterfowl, and turkeys. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, prairie wildlife, and forest wildlife....
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  • This small WMA consists of mostly wetlands with aspen around its fringe. Deer, ruffed grouse and waterfowl hunting opportunites exist on this WMA. The purpose of this unit is wetland protection and to...
  • Bog and marsh. Part of Lake Onamia. Over water access only. Lake Onamia is a designated wildlife lake.Look for trumpeter swans, bald eagles, white pelicans, pied billed grebes, blue-winged teal, marsh...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, waterfowl, and turkeys. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • This 220 acre WMA has approximately 80 acres of cool season grassland, 10 acres of smaller scattered wetlands, 5 acres of woody cover, and approximately 120 acres of a large cattail dominated wetland....
  • This WMA is a small marsh with associated upland grassland and a woody cover planting....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, waterfowl, and doves.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • Large reed canary dominated grasslands and willow thickets dominate this WMA. This area is part of a larger deer, pheasant, and turkey wintering area. Stearns County Pheasants Forever purchased and do...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, forest game birds, pheasant, waterfowl, and turkeys.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, prairie wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • Lowland brush & grassland mixed with aspen islands.Sharp-tailed grouse management is emphasized on this unit....
  • Hunting options include: deer, forest game birds, pheasant, and waterfowl. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, prairie wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • This unit contains a large cattail marsh with some limited open water holes. Upland consists of some seeded native grasses, non-native grass fields, a few prairie remnants, and a large, old farm grove...
  • This WMA consists of some poor-quality native prairie remnants, some native grass, woody cover plantings and food plots....
  • Bardel's Marsh WMA is mostly marsh with cattails, bullrushes, and phragmites. A small area of woods exists along the dike at the north end of the WMA....
  • This WMA consists of two subunits. This East subunit contains a large marsh with associated upland grassland, woody cover plantings and food plots. County Road 38 offers good waterfowl viewing on this...
  • This WMA is a mixed forest, grassland, and wetland complex in a forested and agricultural landscape. Forty percent of the unit is wetland, including 8 impoundments for waterfowl. Another 40% is mixed ...
  • Hunting options include: deer, bear, small game, forest game birds, and waterfowl. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, forest game birds, pheasant, and waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • This irregular shaped area contains a large open water wetland and a smaller, shallower basin; woody cover plantings, grass covered fields of seeded natives and non-native grasses....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, forest game birds, pheasant, and turkeys. Wildlife viewing options include: forest wildlife....
  • This WMA contains a mix of habitats. The area is primarily forested with a mix of hardwoods and conifers. The north side of the unit contains a couple of small ponds that are associated with more open...
  • This WMA is managed for waterfowl habitat. There are about 20 acres of open water that attract migrating waterfowl and wetland birds. About 7 acres of an old crop field has been planted to native gras...
  • This is an excellent place to view breeding pairs of migratory waterfowl and geese.Management on this unit is focused on wetland protection and providing cover for upland birds. Fox and coyote hunting...
  • Hunting options include: deer, bear, small game, forest game birds, and waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, prairie wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge is a 30,700-acre (124 km2) National Wildlife Refuge in Sherburne County, Minnesota. The habitat it protects is a mix of oak savanna, Big Woods, and wetlands. The St....
  • The WMA contains a combination of cool season grasses, some woody cover, and two water basins. The north basin is cattail-choked, while the larger basin has open water. Managed for ground-nesting bird...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, forest game birds, pheasant, waterfowl, and turkeys. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • Deer Lake contains 6 islands: Bear (23.6 acres), Picnic, Battleship and 3 others. Bear Island is covered by mature northern hardwoods, old red and white pines, and northern white cedar....
  • The island contains a shallow 27 acre pond, a sugar maple-basswood forest, and an old field, red pine plantation, and brush. The flora is diverse, with large old basswoods, oaks and maples, and a colo...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, forest game birds, pheasant, waterfowl, and turkeys. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, prairie wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • A lowland area that contains moist soil plants. Limited nesting along with very little upland dicktates that this unit be managed for winter bird use along with moist soil protection....
  • Wright WMA is a 400 acre unit containing restored prairie, aspen woodland, and northern hardwood forest lying along the Middle River....
  • This WMA conserves marshes, grasslands and woodland along the Shell Rock River. The river and associated wetlands interspersed with grassy knolls dominate the area. Upland habitats west of the river i...
  • Primarily a wetland complex with Phragmites, cattails, and willow-dogwood lowland brush, there are about 36 acres of upland grass, 26 acres of aspen forest, and 38 acres of permanent water....
  • Hunting options include: deer, bear, small game, and forest game birds. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • This WMA consists of two separate tracts split by Baker's Lake. Both tracts are forest/wetland complexes.There is a carry-in water access to Baker's Lake on the eastern tract of this WMA....
  • Mostly upland grasslands and brushlands, with small pockets of aspen and ash forest.This unit offers openland wildlife viewing opportunities and a walking trail....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and doves....
  • This WMA consists of old pasture, a small woodland and a few wetlands. The surrounding area is mostly agriculture with scattered woods and creek bottoms....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, and pheasant....
  • This WMA is old farm fields mixed with upland forest types of aspen, birch and oak. The Rice River runs through this unit. Lower areas on the unit are grassland or brush mixed with pockets of tamarack...
  • This WMA is a wetland surrounded by cattails, lowland grass, and grass fields. Management of this unit focuses on maintaining and improving the wetlands and habitat for a diversity of native plants an...
  • This unit contains mixed oak and aspen forest, a restored marsh, and prairie openings just on the edge of the rolling terrain to the east and the flat Red River Valley to the west. The primary managem...
  • Swain WMA contains a restored cattail marsh, grass covered hills, and a remnant of the Big Woods. Water levels in the marsh are managed to benefit waterfowl and wetland wildlife. Several fields have b...
  • This WMA is one of 29 small (60 acres or less), scattered WMAs in Clearwater County. This unit is a forest/wetland complex of mixed northern hardwoods with several small wet meadow and shrub wetlands ...
  • This WMA consists of two subunits This East subunit is a remnant prairie with several marshes and woody cover....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, forest game birds, pheasant, and waterfowl. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • This WMA is mostly wooded with oak and aspen forest types there are small open water wetlands and grass fields. Management of this unit focuses on maintaining and improving the habitat for a diversity...
  • This WMA contains a portion of a drained lakebed and associated upland planted to native grasses and a food plot....
  • This WMA includes portions of North and South Badger lakes (designated wildlife lakes totaling 550 acres) and a fringe of surrounding upland. The water levels of the two lakes are intensively managed ...
  • The WMA is open to public hunting, trapping, and other compatible recreational uses. The area is primarily a waterfowl production area and offers good waterfowl hunting....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, forest game birds, and sharptail grouse. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • Oak Isle WMA contains marsh, forest, and grassland habitat.Several fields have been planted to prairie grasses....
  • A small, 49 acre unit consisting of shallow, emergent wetland, upland grass, and small areas of lowland deciduous trees. The area around this WMA sees more development every year....
  • This WMA is a deep marsh with a narrow fringe of upland and a small woody cover planting in the southeast corner.Extensive farmland drainage into the wetland eliminates any possibility to manage water...
  • This WMA is part of a larger 300 acre (four units) brushland habitat project on DNR Forestry ConCon lands....
  • This WMA is a wetlanc/prairie complex in an agricultural landscape.Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, waterfowl, and doves....
  • Oak Glen Swale is a mixture of grassy meadows, lowland brush and woodland habitats. The WMA protects small patches of native prairie. A woody cover planting and food plot enhance the areas value as wi...
  • This WMA is forest/wetland complex with aspen and swamp conifer forests and lowland brush interspersed with several upland opening. A dugout waterfowl pond also exists on the unit....
  • This WMA is open grassland with rolling hills and restored wetlands. Management of this unit focuses on maintaining and improving the habitat for a diversity of native plants and wildlife....
  • This WMA consists of a 500 acre open water cattail dominated wetland surrounded by upland cool season grasses with some brushy components. This area is of high importance as a spring and fall waterfow...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife...
  • Wildlife viewing opportunities are best for wildlife associated with wetlands and savannah habitats. Most commonly sought game species include pheasants, cottontail rabbits, furbearers and deer. The l...
  • Primarily a grassland project, over 60 acres of restored prairie are present. A tributary of the Zumbro River flows through the unit and several springs are located there. Woody cover has been planted...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and doves....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, waterfowl, and doves....
  • This WMA is a marsh and ash swamp complex. The marsh is fringed by maple and basswood forest types. Good location for spring wildlife watching. Look for blue-winged teal, marsh wrens, sora rails, bitt...
  • This unit contains a complex of scattered marshes with interconnecting flowages and permanent open water maintained by a water control structure.This WMA is open to hunting, trapping, and compatible w...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife....
  • This is a small unit containing the inlet of Shakopee Creek into the lake which has the same name. Most of the rest of the unit is woods and bottomland flowage with reed canary and brush....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, prairie wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • For its size, this 37 acre WMA has several nice features including restored prairie, open water wetlands, and a tree/shrub thicket on the west end of the unit. This WMA borders a much larger federal W...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, and forest game birds.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • This WMA contains seeded native grass fields, non-native grass field, a woody cover planting, and a large wetland. There is a parking area next to an old farm grove in the SW corner of the unit....
  • This WMA is a large remnant of tall grass prairie with minor amounts of brush and trees and several managed wetlands. Emphasis is to manage and improve a diverse habitat complex of mixed prairie types...
  • WMA consists of habitats which are composed primarily of large type 4 wetland with significant cattail coverage interspersed with scattered prairie fields and upland hardwood forest....
  • Hunting options include: deer, bear, small game, forest game birds, and waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife....
  • This unit is very small. However, it protects a beautiful stand of oaks overlooking an open water wetland. The oak grove is managed to provide cover for deer....
  • Hunting options include: small game, pheasant, and waterfowl. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • This WMA is managed mainly for wetland wildlife species. It contains one large wetland basin and is predominantly open water with some cattails, wet meadow and grassland. The surrounding area is heavi...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, waterfowl, and turkeys. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • From Pelican Rapids, go 6 1/2 miles.Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • Duck Lake was established in 1953 to improve wetland habitat for waterfowl and furbearers. It includes 838 acres which includes the 310 acre Duck Lake wetland complex surrounded by aspen, black spruce...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: deer, bear, small game, forest game birds, sharptail grouse, and waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • This 184 acre unit contains a variety of habitats including native prairie, seeded native grass areas, woody cover plantings, food plot, non-native grass, willow patches, and several wetlands....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl....
  • Dry Sand WMA was created in 1958 to restore/improve waterfowl habitat in the drained Dry Sand Lake basin. Initial water control structure was installed in 1964 and re-constructed in 2000....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, waterfowl, and doves....
  • This WMA is a mix of upland and lowland timber types. Tamarack, black spruce, cedar and black ash types make up the lowland areas. While the uplands are aspen, birch, and balsam fir. There are beaver ...
  • Hunting options include: deer, bear, small game, forest game birds, and sharptail grouse. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • This newly acquired WMA (2001) is 80 acres of mixed Jack Pine/Aspen forest along the North Branch of the Rapid River. Location is four miles west of the Pitt forest grade on the Bankton Forest Road....
  • Mixed hardwood hillsides of oak, hickory, maple, basswood, ash, walnut and conifer plantations. The south fork of the Root River dissects the south boundary of the unit....
  • Hunting options include: small game, pheasant, and waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife....
  • This WMA is a small oak-aspen area near Wittiker Lake with cattails, lowland grass and brush. Management of this unit focuses on maintaining and improving the habitat for a diversity of native plants ...
  • High water levels have not degraded the dense cattail growth in the basin. The unit has a sizeable woody cover planting and a small amount of grassland. Managed to sustain and enhance the winter cover...
  • Hunting options include: deer, bear, small game, and forest game birds.Wildlife viewing options include: prairie wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • This WMA is open water wetland with surrounding cattails and low land grass and brush areas. Management of this unit focuses on maintaining and improving the habitat for a diversity of native plants a...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, waterfowl, and doves.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • This WMA is wetland with cattails, low land grass, brush and oak-aspen forested areas. Management of this unit focuses on maintaining and improving the habitat for a diversity of native plants and wil...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife....
  • This 41 acre WMA is largely a shallow cattail dominated wetland basin surrounded by brome/reed canary grasslands and willow. This area is part of a larger deer, pheasant, and turkey wintering complex....
  • This Central subunit is part of a complex of 5 large wetlands connected by the same drainage outlet with associated uplands containing native grasslands, woody cover plantings and food plots....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, waterfowl, and turkeys.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • The unit has small restored and natural wetlands. Former croplands are seeded to native grasses or managed as food plots. Often dry during the duck season. Restored prairie is found near the parking a...
  • This WMA is a wetland that was once used as a muskie-rearing pond. It is now an emergent wetland that is managed for waterfowl production, wetland protection, and hunting. Mostly wetland, surrounded b...
  • From Tyler, go 1 1/2 miles.Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, waterfowl, and doves....
  • This WMA consists of two separate tracts of land. The eastern tract contains drained lakebed, grassy hills, and a forested knob that is a remnant of the Big Woods. The western tract has cattail marsh,...
  • This small WMA is wetland/grassland surrounded by cropland. It contains three small dugout ponds.Permission from an adjacent landowner is required to enter WMA. A shrub planting has been established t...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, and pheasant.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • This WMA has large expanses of nonnative grass, emergent wetlands, and lowland brush. This unit contains one of the largest cattail sloughs in the vicinity. Managed primarily for waterfowl production,...
  • This WMA has the dense cover that attracts wintering wildlife. Much of the habitat consists of cattails and lowland shrubs. The WMA also has cool season domestic grasses, restored native grass, and de...
  • This WMA is a mixture of lakes, wetlands, hardwood forest, brushlands, and grassland. Management emphasis is to preserve and manage these habitats for wildlife as well as enhance the riparian areas al...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, doves, and turkeys....
  • This WMA consists of two subunits. This East subunit is a small grassland.Wildlife viewing options include: prairie wildlife....
  • This WMA is a forest/prairie complex. This WMA is a recent wild turkey release site....
  • This WMA has an interesting diversity of habitat and wildlife. The Chippewa River flows through the WMA, providing a travel corridor for wildlife and backwater habitat. Pheasants are the focus of mana...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, waterfowl, and doves. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and doves....
  • Mixed hardwoods of oak, hickory, maple, basswood and walnut cover the steep hillsides. Bluff prairies dot south facing slopes while a trout stream (Winnebago Creek) dissects the valley floor....
  • This is WMA is mostly vegetated with riparian grassland vegetation with pockets of shrubs and small trees. Schwerin Creek runs through this unit. Hunting and trapping are the primary activities. The u...
  • This WMA is located next to the scenic MN river valley. It is predominantly forested bluffs, with a large prairie planting on the plateau above the ravines and valley. There is a food plot and several...
  • Located on the banks of the Pomme de Terre River, Dolven WMA contains diverse wildlife habitat. There are wetlands and grasslands, as well as brushy woodlands along the river. Managed to provide breed...
  • Hunting options include: deer, bear, small game, forest game birds, pheasant, waterfowl, and turkeys.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • This WMA contains a small marsh with associated upland grassland, woody cover plantings and food plots....
  • This WMA is mostly wet, low ground. This unit is brushy with a small island of aspen in the southwest corner. This unit adjoins state forest and county tax forfeit land to north and east....
  • Habitat composed of type 5 wetland (Grass Lake) lowland brush, small grassland fields and upland hardwood forest patches. Access is extremely limited at present due to access trail problems....
  • This WMA protects about 41-acres of grasslands, marshes and woodlands along the eastern shore of Lower Twin Lake, a designated wildlife management lake. Management aims are to protect and restore wetl...
  • This WMA is primarily a wet meadow that is vegetated to reed canary grass with a feeder stream to the Root River. There is a small field area that is cropped for food plot purposes along with a 5 acre...
  • Consists of an open water basin surrounded by cattails and other emergent vegetation, as well as 20 acres of grassland restored to native plants. Managed for wetland protection, and duck and pheasant ...
  • Hunting options include: deer, bear, small game, and forest game birds. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, prairie wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • This small, windswept, rock island is used for nesting by Common Terns, Cormorants, Ringed-billed and Herring Gulls, and as a seasonal stopover point by Scaup, Goldeneyes and other waterfowl. Access i...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, forest game birds, waterfowl, and turkeys.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, and waterfowl. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife....
  • This 2500 acre WMA consists of a wide array of habitats. Oak savannas, oak woodlands, and aspen woodlands exist on the beach ridge running through the property, with shrublands and sedge meadows on th...
  • Hunting options include: deer, pheasant, and waterfowl. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: small game, and waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife....
  • This WMA borders Turtle Creek to the north of the unit. This area is 50 % grass and 50 % wooded. The habitat management objective is for upland wildlife. An old crop field has been planted to native p...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, and sharptail grouse.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, prairie wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • Two dams constructed on the creek have created large impoundments, one of which is 160 acres. There are over 800 acres of aspen upland forest, 660 acres of sedge meadows, lowland brush, shallow marsh,...
  • This WMA is a wetland/prairie complex with some woody cover plantings. The Yellow Medicine River runs through the unit.Duck Boat Access...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • The Schottler WMA was formerly a farm that was used to grow row crops. After State acquisition from the Schottler family, the area has been seeded down to a native grassland covers with several cool s...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, forest game birds, and pheasant....
  • This 129 acre WMA is composed of fairly level restored prairie grasslands, shallow wetlands, and willow dominated lowlands. A small unnamed creek flows through the unit. The large amount of grassland ...
  • This WMA is mixed northern forest with a waterfowl lake.Waterfowl opportunites exist on this unit.Waterfowl management is emphasized on this unit....
  • This WMA is made up of low, wet ground. Grass, brush, and tamarack are the major cover types on the unit. There are also old commercial wild rice beds found on this WMA....
  • One large deep-water marsh with associated upland grass. The unit has 1/4 mile of shoreline on Corabelle Lake. Corabelle Lake is a good place to view migrating waterfowl in the spring. Access to the a...
  • Hunting options include deer, small game, forest game birds, pheasant, and waterfowl....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, waterfowl, and doves....
  • Hunting options include: deer, bear, small game, forest game birds, pheasant, waterfowl, and turkeys.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: deer, bear, small game, forest game birds, and sharptail grouse....
  • Hunting options include: waterfowl. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife....
  • This 20 acre island has mature sugar maples and basswoods and an extensive ground cover of poison ivy, a legacy of its human history. The scattered white pines provide nest trees for bald eagles. The ...
  • This large (900 acre) unit is made up of two areas with with a 1/4 mile of private land between the two parcels....
  • This WMA is a wetland/open grassland complex.Duck Boat Access.This unit has four other WMAs that are within two miles of it offering more wildlife related opportunities....
  • This WMA is mixed forest, with clumps of white cedar. The major emphasis is improving winter thermal cover and increasing the amount of forage near cover stands....
  • This WMA is predominantly wetland with upland areas surrounding that have been planted to prairie. There are also areas of old field and woody cover plantings, as well as some Oak woodland. Rice and T...
  • This WMA is comprised of interspersed brushlands, wetlands and forested habitat types. Two large impoundments are present which provide waterfowl habitat....
  • This is a medium-sized permanent marsh with no associated uplands. A woody cover planting protects marsh vegetation for wintering pheasants....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, forest game birds, pheasant, and waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, prairie wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • This is an 80 acre WMA with 35 acres of established native grasses, and 45 acres of wet meadow with aspen clones. Management includes prescribed burns and mowing. There is a small 3 acre food plot and...
  • This WMA is a small creek valley grassland with the Rock River running through it.Hunting options include: small game, and pheasant.Wildlife viewing options include: prairie wildlife....
  • This wooded WMA has the Snake River running through it. It consists of one-half aspen and a mixture of box elder, ash, and elm with heavy buckthorn undergrowth. This tract is managed primarily for dee...
  • This WMA contains several mature woody cover plantings, several wetlands including a larger impoundment , native and non-native grass covered fields. This unit is a State Game Refuge....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • The unit is a large emergent wetland with a water control structure and limited upland cover. Access to the water is from the township road....
  • This WMA is a stream valley with steep grassland slopes, some emergent wetlands, and woody cover plantings. Good-quality prairie is found in the northwest corner of the unit. High hills on this WMA ma...
  • This WMA is composed of good quality till-hill and wet prairie, with food plots and woody cover plantings.Good viewing of the grassland areas is available from the hills on the east side of the unit....
  • Rolling hills with mixed hardwoods of oak, hickory, maple, black cherry and walnut. Upland fields consists of native warm season and cool season grasses....
  • This WMA is poorly drained and supports a rank growth of willow along a small creek that bisects the unit. Woodland dominated by boxelder, elm and aspen flanks the brushland. The principle management ...
  • This WMA is grass fields, wetland with cattails, lowland grass and brush. Management of this unit focuses on maintaining and improving the habitat for a diversity of native plants and wildlife....
  • WMA has 1400 managed acres. Of that 880 acres of State Trust land that needs to be acquired. The Vegetation is a mosaic of aspen timber, willow brush, wet native prairie, and wetlands. Fire will be th...
  • Hunting options include: deer, pheasant, and waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and turkeys.Wildlife viewing options include: prairie wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and doves....
  • This unit is in an inter-beach area of glacial Lake Agassiz: wet prairie with lowland grasses, sedges, shrubs, and trees. The Twin Valley Prairie SNA and Cupido and Twin Valley WMAs are adjoining. The...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and doves....
  • Hunting options include: deer, bear, small game, forest game birds, waterfowl, and turkeys.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, forest game birds, pheasant, doves, and turkeys.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, prairie wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • This WMA is two sub-units containing small prairie marshes with associated grasslands. This North subunit is a small wetland with associated upland grassland. Waterfowl hunting is limited....
  • This WMA is located along the valley of the South Branch of the Middle Fork of the Zumbro River provides a variety of wildlife habitats. Upland and lowland brush are the most abundant habitats intersp...
  • This unit is located in an inter-beach area of the ancient glacial Lake Agassiz. The WMA is mainly wet prairie with a mixture of lowland grasses and sedges along a short ridge with lowland shrubs....
  • This WMA consists of two separate tracts of land that are wetland/prairie complexes. A woody cover planting has been established to provide winter cover for pheasants....
  • Hunting options include: deer, pheasant, and waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • This is a small forested unit along the south shore of String Lake.Hunting options include: small game, forest game birds, and waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, prairie wil...
  • Schendel WMA is a small WMA that is all emergent vegetation marsh. Schendel WMA may offer some late season pheasant hunting after freeze-up. Bring your hip boots....
  • Forty acre deer yard acquired during the 1970s to provide winter cover and forage for at that time a very low deer population. The deer yard is only .5 miles east of Squaw Lake. Nearly half of the WMA...
  • Hutchinson WMA contains grassland and wetland habitat at the north end of Campbell Marsh. A small area of remnant native prairie occurs just north of the marsh. The Campbell Marsh Nature Trail is a on...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, forest game birds, pheasant, and waterfowl. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, prairie wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • This WMA is situated in an area of marginally drained cropland. Shrub/cattail marshes and restored native prairie are the main habitat components. Visitors to this unit first encounter a 25 acre resto...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, forest game birds, waterfowl, and turkeys. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, waterfowl, and doves....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, and pheasant....
  • This WMA is mainly lowland meadow dominated by reed canary grass. It is part of the former lakebed of Mud Lake....
  • Hunting options include: deer, bear, small game, forest game birds, pheasant, waterfowl, and turkeys....
  • Lowland brush & grassland mixed with aspen islands Sharp-tailed grouse management Sharp-tailed grouse management is emphasized on this unit....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • This 80 acre unit is a mixture of aspen woods, lowland shrubs, and emergent wetland. This WMA is relatively flat....
  • This 12.9 acre unit consists of two small strips of land across the midsection of the large island on Long Lake. The acquisition was done to help protect the colonial nesting bird populations using th...
  • This WMA is a diverse forest/wetland complex of deciduous and coniferous forests interspersed with many upland openings on a steep terrain landscape. There are waterfowl impoundments on the unit and a...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, waterfowl, and doves....
  • This unit was purchased to preserve river bottom habitat. The Red Lake River provides much of the WMA boundary, and the Black River bisects the western third. Much of the timber that borders the Black...
  • This WMA contains two subunits with small prairie wetlands and some medium-quality prairie. This East subunit is a small wetland and willow patch....
  • This WMA is located in rolling farmland with scattered larger hardwood groves. The unit contains a 300 acre restored wetland basin which historically has been an important stop-over site for migratory...
  • More than 300 acres of slightly rolling topograpy contains a 104 acre deep marsh, several smaller wetllands, a large cover planting, food plot, introduced grass upland, and scattered deciduous. Irregu...
  • Hunting options include: deer, bear, small game, forest game birds, and sharptail grouse. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • This WMA is composed of two separate tracts of land. Both subunits are wetland/forest complexes with the Cannon River running through them.The southern tract is accessible by water only....
  • This 6,000 acre unit is dominated by aspen woodland, lowland shrubland, and emergent vegetation, but also contains some oak savanna, rich fens, upland coniferous forest, and upland shrubland.Given the...
  • This WMA is 4 separate tracts of State Trust lands. Management will be limited until the land is acquired. Parcels contain some oak woodland, oak savanna, or dry prairie on the gravel beach ridges. Em...
  • This WMA is a prairie/wetland complex that has several basins and some upland areas to hunt or view wildlife....
  • This area is managed primarily for foodplots for migratory waterfowl. A small woodlot/brushland occurs in the northeast corner....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, and pheasant. Wildlife viewing options include: prairie wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, forest game birds, pheasant, waterfowl, and turkeys.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife....
  • This WMA consists of 3 separate tracts and is a wetland/lowland brush/forest complex with some grasslands. There is a remnant prairie chicken population on this unit....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, waterfowl, and doves....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • This area contains several small cattail wetlands, a large contingent of seeded native grass/forb fields, 3 woody cover plantings, and a food plot....
  • This WMA is a mixture of marsh, hardwood forest, brush, grass, and cropland. Merchantable aspen east of the access road was logged in 2009. The cropland is managed through a cooperative farm agreement...
  • This unit contains uplands interspersed with small wetlands. A ? mile segment of abandoned railroad right-of-way contains native prairie...
  • This 40 acre unit is contains aspen and wetland vegetation. The terrain is flat and access is easy via the roads bordering the unit on the south and west....
  • The WMA is approximately 3000 aces with mixed upland and low ground. The Rice River runs through the north side of the WMA. Upland timber types include aspen, bur oak, basswood, and birch. ...
  • Hunting options include: deer, bear, small game, forest game birds, pheasant, waterfowl, and turkeys.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, waterfowl, and doves. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: deer, bear, small game, forest game birds, and waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: small game, and pheasant....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, waterfowl, and doves....
  • This WMA is an abandoned DOT gravel pit that is 70% covered by trees of various sizes. The rest of the unit is grass and there is a seasonal pond in the pit area....
  • This small WMA is native prairie.Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and doves....
  • Much of this WMA is situated along the Sauk River. Much of the riparian area is composed of willow, alder, and cattail making it an idea wintering area for pheasants and deer. Upland areas have been r...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, waterfowl, and doves....
  • The habitat diversity includes northern hardwoods, lowland hardwoods, lowland brush, and open fields. The main pool is a semi-permanent wetland of 600 acres with 23 miles of shoreline, with an 8 addit...
  • This WMA has been seeded entirely to native grasses. Upland grasses make this unit ideal for pheasant hunting...
  • Hunting options include: deer, bear, small game, forest game birds, and waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • Red oak, maple and basswood on the upland sites, black ash and marsh in the low areas. Parking limited to 1-2 vehicles. ...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, and waterfowl. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: small game, pheasant, and waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options includewetland wildlife....
  • This WMA is a habitat complex of marsh surrounded by timber, brush, and grassland. The marsh is managed by a water control structure. Timber is managed through commercial logging and firewood cuts. Gr...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, waterfowl, and doves....
  • Hunting options include: deer, bear, small game, and forest game birds.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • This small WMA consists of a 30 acre marsh and pothole with an adjacent 11 acres of upland old field and a small woodlot of bur oaks and aspen....
  • This WMA is mixture of grass fields and enhanced wetland impoundments with the Little Rock Creek running through unit. Recreational opportunities exist throughout the year, including hunting, trapping...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, and waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, and pheasant....
  • This unit is mainly wet prairie with lowland grasses, sedges, and mesic prairie with native upland grasses; with a rare calcareous fen is in the east. A major feature is a flood control structure that...
  • This WMA has a mixture of cover, including restored native grasses, woody cover plantings, emergent wetlands, and open water areas. Managed to maintain and improve native grass, wildflowers, woody cov...
  • This WMA consists of three separate subunits. This Central subunit has small wetlands with associated upland grassland, with woody cover and food plots. The terrain is rough. A scenic vista of the mai...
  • Cattail marsh with low land grass and brush. Management of this unit focuses on maintaining and improving the habitat for a diversity of native plants and wildlife.Recreational opportunities exist thr...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, waterfowl, and doves...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, forest game birds, waterfowl, and turkeys. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • This unit lies along the western slope of an ancient beach ridge of glacial Lake Agassiz. It is a good example of the transition from a mesic prairie along the western side to the shrub- and then tree...
  • Hunting options include: small game, pheasant, and waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, and waterfowl. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • This WMA is a mixture of forest, shallow lakes, and wet meadows. The unit is managed to improve forest wildlife and waterfowl habitat, with special emphasis on wild rice management. The lake levels ar...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, forest game birds, pheasant, waterfowl, and turkeys....
  • Hunting options include: deer, pheasant, and waterfowl. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge is located in northwest Minnesota. Packs of wolves, moose, waterfowl, and 294 species of birds make this refuge a wildlife wonderland....
  • This 240 acre unit is mostly covered in mature aspen forest, with small areas of open grassland, seasonally flooded shrubland, and semi-permanent wetlands...
  • This 83 acre WMA is composed of a 40 acre open water wetland with the balance of the uplands being burr oak dominated hardwoods. The area has good habitat for waterfowl and other wetland wildlife, dee...
  • Hunting options include: deer, bear, small game, forest game birds, and sharptail grouse.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • This WMA is located on the beach ridge of ancient Lake Agassiz. The site is an old gravel pit that is reverting to grass and woody cover. Managed for upland species. Look for prairie, forest and wetla...
  • This WMA has a diverse habitat including brome grass uplands and mature cottonwoods, which provide squirrel, rabbit and turkey habitat. The NE is dominated by phragmites and cattails while the N centr...
  • The terrain on this small 40 acre unit is flat and the habitat is comprised of aspen woodland, emergent wetland, and upland deciduous shrubland. Management of this unit is to preserve the mosaic of ha...
  • This WMA is a prairie/wetland complex with grass fields, restored native grass fields, wetlands, restored wetlands, cattails, lowland grass, and brush....
  • This WMA is 577 acres of grass fields, restored native grass fields, wetlands, restored wetlands, cattails, low land grass, brush, crop fields, and oak-popple wooded areas. Recreational opportunities ...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, sharptail grouse, pheasant, and waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and doves....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, and pheasant. Wildlife viewing options include: prairie wildlife....
  • This WMA is 80 acres of forest with lowland aspen. Management of this unit focuses on maintaining and improving the forest habitat for a diversity of native plants and wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, and pheasant.Wildlife viewing options include: prairie wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and doves.Wildlife viewing options include: prairie wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, forest game birds, waterfowl, and turkeys....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • This WMA is 30 acres of wetland, 9 acres of grassland and 1 acre of lowland woody cover. This 40 acre parcel receives little in the way of management due to its small size and predominance of wetland....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, forest game birds, pheasant, and waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife....
  • Mixed lowland hardwoods of oak, maple, basswood, ash, cottonwood, elm and willow. Upland fields consists of native warm season grasses. The Root River dissects the south boundary. A large wetland comp...
  • This WMA is divided in two sub-units: an 83-acre tract and a 20-acre tract. The sub-units are located in a glacial till plain and encompass much of Home Lake.Home Lake offers wetland wildlife viewing....
  • This 211 acre WMA is composed of rolling hardwood forest, exotic and restored native prairie grasslands, and small shallow wetlands. The hardwoods make the WMA unique being the western edge of this co...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • This WMA consists of two subunits. This North subunit contains several restored wetlands with associated upland grassland, woody cover and food plots....
  • This small WMA is surrounded by private land. This unit contains basswood and sugar maple forest types. There is a public boat access to Sandy Lake Reservoir. Deer, gray squirrels, white-breasted nuth...
  • This WMA is a grasslandforestwetland complex in an agricultural and forested landscape. This unit is intermixed with private lands and is accessible from four gravel township roads. ...
  • This WMA is a large open water wetland surrounded by cattails and lowland grass. Management of this unit focuses on maintaining and improving the habitat for a diversity of native plants and wildlife....
  • This WMA is one of 29 small (60 acres or less), scattered WMAs in Clearwater County with 1425 feet of lake shoreline. Primarilly aspen forest. Deer, bear and ruffed grouse hunting. The habitat managem...
  • This 210 acre WMA is situated in steeply rolling hardwood forest habitat. The Clearwater river bisects the property giving it a unique riparian characteristic with wonderful vistas of western border '...
  • This WMA is one of 29 small (60 acres or less), scattered WMAs in Clearwater County. This unit is an Island in West 4 Legged Lake and is composed of northern hardwood forest with one small emergent we...
  • This 700 acre WMA is situated in the gracial flood plain of the Mississippi River. Well drained sandy soils with a high water table define the type of native vegetation that grows here. Moist to wet r...
  • Over 5000 acre complex of sedge meadows, lowland brush, shallow water ponds, and scattered upland forest ridges northwest of Lake Winnibigoshish. The WMA is located within the Chippewa National Forest...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl....
  • This new WMA (2005) contains approx. 37 acres of restored wetlands, 100 acres of former cropland seeded to a combination of native plants, old farm grove, 3 acre food plot , and a small natural wetlan...
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  • Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl....
  • Moran WMA is composed of marsh, timber, brush, grassland and cropland. It is managed for wetland and woodland wildlife. Marsh levels are managed with a water control structure....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, and pheasant.Wildlife viewing options include: prairie wildlife....
  • This WMA is in the northern portion of the Red River prairie grassland landscape. It is about two-thirds grassland and one-third brush and timber. It is managed for prairie wildlife including prairie ...
  • Hunting options include: small game, and pheasant.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife....
  • This WMA is creek valley grassland that contains medium to high quality prairie, seeded native grass, and food plots. This unit is managed for upland game habitat....
  • This is a large WMA with expansive marsh, tamarack and low grassy areas. Pockets of cedar, and islands of aspen and northern hardwood are scattered throughout the unit....
  • This WMA consists of two separate tracts that are grass/open lands mixed with some wetlands and some native prairie....
  • This WMA is made up of two separate tracts of land. The north sub-unit is wet prairie with lowland grasses, sedges, and some lowland shrubs. The south sub-unit contains a mesic prairie with native upl...
  • This WMA is located near two federal Waterfowl Production Areas and is part of a larger wetland/grassland complex. There are several wetlands on the unit, with adjacent grassy nesting cover and a smal...
  • This WMA is a wetland/forest complex where marsh and low ground are dominated by grasses and lowland brush. There is a 200-acre wetland impoundment on the unit. The upland timber types on the unit are...
  • Elk have been observed along the Moose River Impoundment. There is a wide-ranging elk herd in this area, and you may occasionally be able to spot them on this WMA. ...
  • This WMA has a beautiful mixture of hardwood forest, wetlands, with some restored prairie grasslands. Future management will include maintaining and increasing the hardwood forest and wetland habitats...
  • This WMA consists of a diversity of upland/lowland forests, brushlands, grasslands, and wetlands interspersed with croplands. There is also a 200 acre wild rice lake (Krone Lake ) within the unit boun...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, waterfowl, and doves....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and doves....
  • Hunting options include: deer, bear, small game, forest game birds, and sharptail grouse.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • This WMA was created in 1970 for the purposes of improving waterfowl habitat in the upper headwaters of Daggett Brook through the construction of a 1,000' dike and related water control structure that...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • This 38 acre WMA is composed of mostly cool season grassland with 2 created wetlands. Future management will likely include converting the exisiting grassland into native prairie and maintaining and m...
  • This WMA consists of grassy upland fields interspersed in aspen, oak, basswood and black ash woods. The unit adjoins and provides access to Moose Lake. Moose Lake is not in the WMA....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and doves...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl....
  • Hunting options include: small game, and pheasant.Wildlife viewing options include: prairie wildlife....
  • This WMA has one parcel at the outlet of the Cannon River on Lower Sakatah Lake and two parcels which are islands on Sakatah Lake. This WMA consists of marsh and swamp with oak, basswood and boxelder ...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, forest game birds, pheasant, waterfowl, and turkeys.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, prairie wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: small game, and pheasant....
  • This WMA is mostly comprised of an open-water wetland basin that is surrounded by a band of cattails. A portion of this unit is grassland. Limited hunting for deer and pheasants is available on this W...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, forest game birds, pheasant, and waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • This unit consists of uplands converted to native grasses and emergent wetlands on a relatively flat topography. Managed to provide grassland nesting cover and winter cover....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife....
  • This WMA consists of remnant prairie and woodland. A brush prairie and fen are found in southern part of the unit. Boxelder woodland and conifer plantings dominate the northern sections of the area. A...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl....
  • Abandoned by mining companies more than 30 years ago, this area of former mining pits and rock deposit stockpiles now boasts regenerated vegetation and clear lakes that draw a wide range of recreation...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, forest game birds, pheasant, waterfowl, and turkeys.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, prairie wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • This WMA is divided in two sub-units: a 40-acre tract and a 138-acre tract. The sub-units are located in a glacial till plain along a tributary stream....
  • This WMA is consists of two subunits. This East subunit contains 3 large permanent marshes and associated upland grassland and woody cover plantings....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • Consists of a majority of grasslands interspersed with wetlands. This unit is is a grassland/intermittent wetland project still under development and intended to enlarge in future years....
  • Mission Lake WMA was established in 1976 to protect and manage wetland habitats that used to be managed as a fish rearing pond. WMA is primarily a 50-50 mix of sedge/cattails and upland forest....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl....
  • This WMA consist of two separate subunits. This subunit is a small grass area on the east shore of Current Lake....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, and forest game birds.Wildlife viewing options include: forest wildlife....
  • St. Croix State Park is a state park in Pine County, Minnesota, USA. The park follows the shore of the St. Croix River for 21 miles (34 km) and contains the last 7 miles (11 km) of the Kettle River....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, forest game birds, pheasant, and waterfowl....
  • This WMA is mainly wet prairie with lowland grasses, sedges, and lowland shrubs located in an inter-beach area of glacial Lake Agassiz. The northeast portion of this unit contains a mesic prairie with...
  • Hunting options include: pheasant, and waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, forest game birds, pheasant, waterfowl, and turkeys. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • This unit is a river bottom flood plain vegetated with dense willows and cottonwoods. The unit contains a calcareous fen, as well as examples of oak forest and dry prairie. The WMA is being allowed to...
  • This WMA is composed of oak knolls surrounded by open prairie meadows with a mixture of lakes and wetlands. The major emphasis is to preserve and manage a mix of wetland, grass, brush and timber for w...
  • This smaller WMA is mainly cattail marsh and lowland grass with a small amount of saturated aspen forest type. Recreational opportunities exist throughout the year, including hunting, trapping, hiking...
  • This is a large management area of interspersed brushlands, forested habitats and wetlands....
  • This WMA is primarily open water and emergent marsh, with smaller amounts of aspen, lowland hardwoods, and brush. The unit was purchased to protect and manage the wetlands for the benefit of waterfowl...
  • This WMA is one of 29 small (60 acres or less), scattered WMAs in Clearwater County with 600 feet of lakeshore on the east side of Minnow Lake. The vegetation on this unit is composed of aspen and bla...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, forest game birds, sharptail grouse, and waterfowl....
  • This WMA is shallow wetlands, planted native grasses, block tree plantings, and non-native grass areas in an area of flat topography. Heaviest use by the public is during the pheasant season and deer ...
  • This WMA is one of 29 small (60 acres or less), scattered WMAs in Clearwater County with 2050 feet of lakeshore along the north end of Wapatus Lake. This unit is mixed aspen-birch-northern hardwoods f...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, waterfowl, and doves....
  • This WMA is a wetland/prairie complex. This WMA is only accessible through the Storden WPA that lies to the east of the unit....
  • This WMA is an excellent example of interspersion of water and emergent vegetation. About 65% of the WMA is open water, 25% is emergent wetland with sedges, cattails and Phragmites, and 10% is upland ...
  • Hunting options include: deer, bear, small game, and forest game birds.Wildlife viewing options include: forest wildlife....
  • The Rydell National Wildlife Refuge is an 2,120-acre (9 km2) National Wildlife Refuge in northwestern Minnesota, located just west of Erskine in Northwestern Minnesota. It was established in 1992, and...
  • Minnesota Valley State Recreation Area is a 5,490-acre (22 km2) member of the Minnesota state park system. The park is not continuous but is composed of waysides, four of which are strung along the Mi...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl....
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  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, forest game birds, pheasant, and waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, prairie wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • Rustrum WMA is a 24 acre area located along the St. Croix River. It consists of about 83% open water and emergent vegetation marsh and about 17% flood plain forest. Accessible only by water, this area...
  • Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1976 to provide habitat for a large number of migratory waterfowl, fish, and other wildlife species threatened by commercial and industrial...
  • Most of this WMA is composed of a open cattail marsh (type 4) with the balance in mostly hardwood forest. Future management will focus on maintaining the function and integrity of the marsh and oak fo...
  • This WMA is a complex of lakes, wetlands, old fields, and forest along the Crow Wing River. Half of the WMA is forested with aspen, jack pine, red pines, white pines, and oaks. The remainder has many ...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, and pheasant....
  • Hunting options include: deer, sharptail grouse, and waterfowl. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • Hesitation WMA was established in 1976 to provide public access to Rice Lake (120 acres) and to manage and improve wildlife habitat on the south side of Rice Lake. WMA is primarily forested with a sma...
  • This 160 acre WMA has nice prairie grasslands and a 60 acre restored wetland with some mixed willow stands. This is an excellent unit for pheasant, waterfowl, and other grassland nesting wildlife. Thi...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, forest game birds, pheasant, waterfowl, and turkeys.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, prairie wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • The area is a floodplain wetland on the Redwood River with associated upland grassland, willow patches, and food plot....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, forest game birds, and turkeys.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • This WMA is a very small unit located on the West Branch of the Chippewa River and has surprisingly diverse habitat that includes a woody cover planting, a food plot, native prairie, lowland shrubs, a...
  • This WMA is a prairie/forest/wetland complex with the upper Iowa River running through it. There is a small 2 acre planted prairie on the east side of the unit. With mesic oak forest and other saturat...
  • This 194 acre WMA is composed of restored prairie that borders lowland cattail/sedge flowage areas. Dense stands of willow, cottonwoods, and conifers provide an important wintering area for resident w...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl...
  • This WMA is a type 5 wetland (Mud Lake) with several smaller wetlands, prairie grasslands, and oak woodlots. Many wading birds and raptors present, and unique species include Trumpeter swan, terns, an...
  • This 190 acre WMA adjoins the Big Fork River and is primarily comprised of various forest types. Most of the hardwoods are young while the conifers are nearing maturity. The management objective is to...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, waterfowl, and doves....
  • This 73 acre WMA is mostly restored prairie with some original unbroken prairie land. Major emphasis on this unit is to manage for diverse prairie by burning and exotic tree removal. Most resident wil...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • The area contains a shallow marsh with associated upland grassland and woody cover.Waterfowl hunting is limited.The area is managed for upland birds....
  • This recently acquired unit contains flood plain forest along the Rock River. Cropland on the unit will be restored to native prairie, with some wildlife winter cover plantings and food plots....
  • This 40 acre WMA is mostly brome grassland with some small low wet areas domninated by cattails. Much of the surrounding area still has relatively undisturbed natural areas nearby. The WMA complements...
  • This WMA contains a 250-acre marsh managed for waterfowl with associated grasslands, woody cover, and food plots....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, and pheasant....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, and pheasant.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • Mille Lacs WMA was established in 1949. Sixty percent of the WMA is forested, with the remainder of land being wetlands, bogs and forest openings. Many fields around the area are planted with corn or ...
  • This 180 acre WMA lies on the edge of a forested beach ridge and gently slopes down into the former lakebed of Glacial Lake Agassiz which is dominated by lowland shrubs....
  • This WMA is mostly lowland grass and brush with limited upland wooded areas of oak-aspen. The Buckman Creek flows through this unit....
  • This WMA is essentially a large cattail marsh. The remainder of the unit is comprised of domesticated, cool season grasses and a tree grove on a slightly rolling topography. Little active management o...
  • This area has a small marsh and a floodplain forest adjacent to the Des Moines River. Des Moines River flood plain has a river-bottom forest of box elder, cottonwood, and ash, as well as a wetland....
  • Mille Lacs National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1915 and is known as the smallest refuge in the National Wildlife Refuge System.The refuge is comprised of two small islands (0.57 acres total) o...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl....
  • Crane Meadows National Wildlife Refuge lies within the Rice-Skunk lakes wetland complex in Morrison County, Minnesota which has long been recognized for its wetland and wildlife values on a local, sta...
  • This WMA contains three small wetlands bordered by open grasslands....
  • This WMA is mostly oak, upland hardwood and aspen woods, with grass fields, wetlands and restored wetlands. Management of this unit focuses on maintaining and improving the habitat for a diversity of ...
  • This WMA is a marsh and swamp complex with an oak and brush covered island near the middle of the unit. Canoe access only through Union Creek....
  • Hunting options include: deer, pheasant, and waterfowl...
  • Crane WMA provides an excellent mix of habitat including marsh and open water, grassland, timber, brush, and cropland. The unit was purchased to protect the marsh from drainage and to manage it and th...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, forest game birds, pheasant, and waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, prairie wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • This WMA is one of 29 small (60 acres or less), scattered WMAs in Clearwater County with 3150 feet of lakeshore along the south end of Roy Lake. This unit is composed of aspen and black ash forest typ...
  • A small flowage traverses the enite length of the unit providing many acres of lowland habitats including cattail and sedge wetlands. Some old dugouts exist on the unit and there is a small woody cove...
  • This WMA is grassland interspersed with small wetlands; the unit has food plots, woody cover and a native prairie....
  • This WMA consists primarily of wetlands of varying types with 3 restored wetland (pools) and most of the east shore of Lory Lake. Scattered woodlots of oak, aspen, and basswood are present....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife....
  • The Round-Rice Bed WMA was established in 1986 through a RIM gift donation by Hobart Morris and John Burris. Primary management emphasis for this WMA will be to restore wild rice to the 80 acre shallo...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and doves. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • This WMA is mixed pine and aspen forest in a mixed forest and agricultural landscape. The Jack pine on this unit is mature to over-mature. There are also two areas of aspen regeneration on the WMA. Th...
  • This WMA is two separate subunits.This North subunit contains several wetlands and associated uplands with native grasses, woody cover plantings, and food plots....
  • Most of this WMA is woodland dominated by oaks and aspen. Current management strives to maintain the oak and aspen woodland and forest types, diversify the age structure and restore diverse native shr...
  • Hunting options include: small game, pheasant, and waterfowl. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife....
  • This WMA is predominantly one wetland basin, with an interspersion of some established prairie, a small block of forest....
  • This WMA is primarily a lowland area with a creek running through it. The unit is mostly reed canary grass with some upland. Managed for upland game birds, the unit provides a nesting area for pheasan...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • This WMA consists of three, nearby tracts located in the Hardwood Hills Landscape. Emergent wetlands and cool season domestic grasses are the predominate cover types, but each parcel has open water an...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • This WMA is Mississippi River flood plain with cropped ground, seasonally flooded timber, lowland grass and brush. There are oak woods on the higher ground with grass fields....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, waterfowl, and doves....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, waterfowl, and doves....
  • This WMA contains shoreline along the south side of Clear Lake, a cattail marsh and some mixed emergent marshes. There are 2 food plots on the east end of the unit, as well as a tree planting. The res...
  • Hunting options include: deer, bear, small game, forest game birds, and sharptail grouse. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: deer, pheasant, and waterfowl. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife....
  • This 40 acre unit is lightly rolling and is made up of shallow wetland, various grassland cover, tree planting, and lowland deciduous, and small patches of woodlands....
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  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options include: prairie wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, waterfowl, and doves....
  • Metz WMA is a prairie grassland and wetland WMA. It contains two small, shallow wetlands with emergent vegetation. The eastern wetland was restored. Most management focuses on upland birds and wetland...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl....
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  • This 160 acre WMA is composed of remnant prairie, restored prairie, brushlands, and small wetland interspersed throughout the property. This area is being managed primarily for its prairie and wetland...
  • This unit is primarily a deep-water cattail wetland with a small woody cover planting on its west end and a small amount of grass around the wetland, mostly reed canary grass....
  • This WMA is a forest/wetland complex of ash and cedar swamp lowlands with some aspen and spruce-fir forests along the perimeter of the unit interspersed with some upland openings....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl....
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  • Hunting options include: waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife....
  • Mentor Prairie is a jewel in the WMA system. It is located in the northern portion of the Red River prairie grassland landscape, and composed of remnant tall grass prairie with minor amounts of brush ...
  • A small unit that is mostly open water with a small amount of upland grass. It is located adjacent to a large, federal waterfowl production area. The wetland on the unit is protected to provide habita...
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  • This 80 acre WMA is composed of hardwood forest, lowland brushlands, and cattail dominated wetlands. The diverse mix of habitat communities provides a haven for a diverse number of wildlife species....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife....
  • This unit is mostly riparian grassland. The area has a small woody cover planting on the west end. A warm water stream runs through this WMA....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
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  • Hunting options include: deer, pheasant, and waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • This WMA is a mixture of lakes and wetlands, hardwood forest, brushlands, and grassland. Merchantable aspen was logged in 2006, providing some age class diversity in the timber. A trust fund 40-acre p...
  • Hunting options include: deer, bear, small game, forest game birds, and waterfowl. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, prairie wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • Dredge spoil island in Duluth Harbor. Mostly grass, brush and scattered trees. Some non-vegetated sand and gravel areas. Boat access only. Good bird watching opportunities exist on this unit....
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  • This 160 acre WMA has the Ashley Creek flowing through it. Much of the uplands have been restored to prairie creating excellent nesting cover. A 4 acre corn food plot is normally maintained on this un...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, sharptail grouse, and waterfowl. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife....
  • This WMA is prairie marsh with associated uplands and a woody cover planting. An 80-acre WPA is adjacent to the west. The portion of the basin to the north of the unit is privately owned....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, forest game birds, waterfowl, and turkey...
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  • This WMA conserves part of a broad wetland area along the South Fork of the Zumbro River that is dominated by willow and dogwood brushlands with small stands of aspen and elm. Upland cover is mainly o...
  • This WMA has been allowed to mature to a bottomland hardwoods forest. The management objective is for deer and turkeys. There is a small crop field on the southeast corner of the unit where some nativ...
  • The WMA is open to hunting, trapping, and compatible wildlife uses. Canvasbacks and ruddy ducks have used the lake in the past as well as gadwalls, mallards, blue-winged teal, and Canada geese....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl....
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  • This WMA has 75 acres of planted native prairie with the remaining being dominantly mesic oak forest. There is an impoundment on a small feeder creek to the Root River....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, and pheasant....
  • The Roseau River flows through this WMA of primarily upland aspen forest....
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  • Most of this unit has been under intense farming in the past. However, there is a portion in the center that has not been farmed and contains many remnant prairie species. The Vermillion River flows t...
  • Mixed hardwoods of oak, basswood, ash, cottonwood, elm and willow. Upland fields consists of native warm season grasses. Scattered wetlands exist on unit. The Root River dissects the south boundary of...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and doves....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, and pheasant....
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  • This WMA was created by the State Legislature and Gov Tim Pawlenty as part of the U of M stadium deal in 2006. The unit is managed by the DNR and the U of M to provide recreation opportunities for the...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and doves....
  • Meadowbrook was created in 1979 for the purposes of forest wildlife management. The unit is primarily forested (aspen, oak and northern hardwoods) with numerous forested wetlands throughout. Area acti...
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  • Hunting options include: deer, bear, small game, forest game birds, pheasant, and waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, prairie wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, waterfowl, and turkeys. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • This WMA protects a portion of river corridor along Dodge Center Creek. Forested habitats are dominated by green ash, elm and oaks. Management objectives emphasize providing a winter wildlife complex ...
  • This WMA consists of grassy upland fields interspersed in aspen, oak, basswood and black ash woods. The unit adjoins and provides access to Moose Lake. Moose Lake is not in the WMA....
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  • This unit is in an inter-beach area of glacial Lake Agassiz. The 260-acre sub-unit is ? mile from the 55-acre sub-unit. Wet prairie with lowland grasses and sedges; the larger sub-unit contains a seep...
  • Hunting options include: small game, pheasant, and waterfowl. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife....
  • This WMA consists of two separate tracts of land along the Crow River. Both tracts have woods and grassy fields. Parking is limited....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl....
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  • This WMA is a small parcel comprised almost entirely of emergent wetland with small patches of open water. The management goal is to maintain healthy wetland habitat....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, waterfowl, and doves....
  • This WMA is one of 29 small (60 acres or less), scattered WMAs in Clearwater County with 1100 feet of lakeshore on the north end of Mckenzie Lake. The vegetation on this unit is composed of aspen fore...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl....
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  • Prairie wetland basins with associated uplands and dense willow cover....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife....
  • This WMA contains formerly commercial wild rice beds. Grass and brush dominate the low ground on this unit. The Sandy River runs through the southern portion of the unit. The east side of the unit joi...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, waterfowl, and doves....
  • This WMA is one of 29 small (60 acres or less), scattered WMAs in Clearwater County. This WMA adjoins the east side of the Bagley Lake WMA and is primarily mixed northern hardwoods with several small ...
  • This WMA contains a small marsh with associated upland grassland and a woody cover planting....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, waterfowl, and doves....
  • Hunting options include: deer, bear, small game, forest game birds, waterfowl, and turkeys. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • This unit is farmed to provide winter food plots for the Interlake Goose Flock that winters at Rochester. There are three fields that have been planted to native prairie for nesting wildlife and one w...
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  • Hunting options include: deer, bear, small game, forest game birds, and sharptail grouse.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • This unit is made up of approx. 90 acres of wetland, 9 acres of old farm groves, 5 acres in woody cover plantings, and 20+ acres of upland devoted to planted natives, cool season grass sites and a mai...
  • This area is a grassland creek valley with woody cover, and a food plot. The area has a stream flood plain and a reclaimed gravel pit with a pond....
  • This WMA consists of grassland, dry hillside prairie, several small woody cover plantings and some woodland. A rare dry prairie can be found within the WMA. Gores Pool WMA and the Mississippi River li...
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  • This WMA is a prairie/wetland complex with some remnant prairie and some woody cover plantings....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, sharptail grouse, and waterfowl. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • This WMA is restored native prairie, cropped fields, grass fields and oak woods bordered by the Mississippi River on the west. Nature Conservancy Land Borders the south end of the unit....
  • his WMA is a mosaic of lakes and wetlands, hardwood forest, brushlands, and grassland. Primary management tools are brush mowing and commercial logging to maintain a diversity of age classes and plent...
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  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, forest game birds, pheasant, and waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, prairie wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • This WMA is emergent wetland and lowland shrub. The upland in the NE corner of each tract is jack pine forest with a grass understory and scattered sweet fern. Jack and white pine seedlings have been ...
  • This WMA contains small marshes, associated upland grassland, woody cover planting and a food plot....
  • This WMA is an old gravel pit. It includes wooded land along the Crow River. Fishing Parking area is located along SH 22....
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  • This WMA is primarily forest with some small wetlands and small grassy open areas. The north part of this unit is cut off by High Island Creek...
  • This unit is about 5 miles southwest of Twin Valley in an inter-beach area of the ancient glacial Lake Agassiz. The WMA is mainly shrubland with mesic prairie dominated by native upland. A greater pra...
  • Mixed upland and lowland hardwoods of oak, maple, ash, birch, cottonwood and willow. Upland fields consists of native warm and cool season grasses. Former channel of Zumbro River dissects unit and has...
  • This WMA is restored native grass fields, with lowland grass bordering a small creek. Management of this unit focuses on maintaining and improving the habitat for a diversity of native plants and wild...
  • The purpose of this on-line survey is to enlist the help of the many users of our WMA system to assess wildlife habitat and user facility conditions and help us prioritize our limited resources to mee...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, forest game birds, and waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • This WMA is flood plain forest with some grasslands and food plots....
  • Hunting options include: small game, pheasant, and waterfowl....
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  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: deer, bear, small game, forest game birds, waterfowl, and turkeys. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • Although small, this WMA contains diverse wildlife habitat. There are several small wetlands on this unit, a small woody cover planting, and a small amount of grassy nesting cover. Deer and pheasants ...
  • Acquisition began in 1989 for wetland and upland habitat improvement for waterfowl, furbearers, deer and grouse. It has 320 acres of oak, aspen, black spruce, tamarack, old field grassland, wetland me...
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  • This WMA and its Public Access protect about 1/2 mile of marshy shoreline and provides public access to Upper Twin Lake, a designated wildlife management lake. Most of the area is wooded with oaks, as...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, waterfowl, and doves....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • Hardwood Creek WMA totals 583 acres in two parcels. Management efforts emphasize maintenance of small planted prairies that make up about 10% of the area. The remainder of the area is primarily wooded...
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  • This WMA is mixed grassland, wetland and forest which adjoins Upper Rice Lake, a 1860-acre major migratory waterfowl and wild rice lake. About 40% of this unit is upland and lowland forest, 35%wet mea...
  • This WMA contains a mixture of old hardwoods, conifers, lakeshore, wetlands and grassland/ upland areas, allowing for many hunting opportunities. There is not a public boat access to Lake Robina at th...
  • Consists primarily of varying age conifer stands with lesser amounts of oak woodlots, grassland, and wetlands. Unit bisected by West Branch of Sunrise River and borders approximately 1 mile of Typo La...
  • This WMA is composed of primarily river floodplain with reed canary grass and willow dominating 60 % of the unit. The balance is 30% oak hardwood forest, and 10 % native grassland. This area is part o...
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  • The Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge is a 240,000-acre (970 km2).[1] 261 river mile long National Wildlife Refuge located in and along the Upper Mississippi River. It runs fro...
  • This WMA is adjacent to the Willow River. Forest types along the river include silver maple, ash and elm. With oak, basswood, birch/white pine, balsam fir and cedar types throughout the rest of the un...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and doves. Wildlife viewing options include: prairie wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, waterfowl, and doves...
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  • Upper Dean WMA was established in 1967 primarily to act as a public water access to Upper Dean Lake. A small (1 acre) island was added to this unit through a transfer from BLM....
  • This WMA consists of two tracts, one on each side of County Road 4. There is some grassy nesting cover, a food plot, and two, small woody cover plantings. Managed for prairie wildlife. Look for great ...
  • This WMA encompasses portions of marsh and adjacent grassland, woodland and brush habitats. Management objectives include maintaining productive natural habitats and winter cover value for resident wi...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl....
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  • This WMA is one of 29 small (60 acres or less), scattered WMAs in Clearwater County with 2400 feet of lakeshore along the northeast end of Upper Camp Lake. This unit is composed of aspen forest....
  • This WMA is primarily marsh with upland and low ground forest, and grass fields. This WMA is adjacent to a federal Waterfowl Production Area to the west. Watch for mallards, wood ducks, Canada geese, ...
  • This WMA is a combination of wetland and upland prairie, in a rolling hill landscape dominated by agriculture. The west branch of Raven Stream runs through the WMA....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, waterfowl, and doves....
  • Chub Lake is a 311 acre lake located near Carlton, Minnesota with 54% (169 acres) littoral area and a maximum depth of 28 feet. A state owned, concrete back-in access is located on the north end of th...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and doves.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • The Robert and Marilyn Burman WMA is 204 acres and consists of upland hardwoods, open fields oak savanna, and lowland shrub swamp. Cedar Creek runs through the Robert and Marilyn Burman WMA which may ...
  • Hunting options include: waterfowl. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and doves....
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  • This 110-acre tract of rolling woodlands, small lakes and marshes was donated to the MNDNR by Bob and Barb Uppgaard in 1987 through the RIM critical habitat match program....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl....
  • Hunting options include: deer, bear, small game, forest game birds, waterfowl, and turkeys. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • This WMA is a mixture of lakes, wetlands, hardwood forest, brushlands, and a few grassy edges. It was purchased for the waterfowl value of the marsh that comprises much of the acreage of this small WM...
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  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, forest game birds, and turkeys. Wildlife viewing options include: forest wildlife....
  • This is a 60 acre unit that has two native grassland plantings. The remaining unit is composed of wet riparian meadows that have been encoached in locations by woody species such as willow, red oisier...
  • Hunting options include: deer, bear, small game, and forest game birds....
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  • Hunting options include: doves....
  • This 103 acre WMA is typical of northern Stearns County with steeply rolling terrain and a mixture of sedge/cattail dominated wetlands, oak hardwood stands, and restored prairie. Future management obj...
  • Consists of 188 acre open water wetland (Marget Lake). Restored prairie grasslands present interspersed with small oak wood lots. Sufficient parking lots to accommodate various uses, including water a...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl....
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  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • This subunit contains the public water access for Mallard Lake. Upland alder thickets, black ash and low grassy areas are the dominant vegetation. The lake access is a carry-in type with a wooden dock...
  • Hunting options include: deer, bear, small game, and forest game birds. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • Eastern forest dramatically gives way to the western prairie at Hamden Slough National Wildlife Refuge. ...
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  • Tympanuchus WMA is 840 acres of remnant tall grass prairie with minor amounts of brush and trees. The terrain is generally flat except for the low glacial Lake Agassiz beach ridges. The area is manage...
  • This is a fairly large unit for this part of the state and consists of large cattail wetlands, woody cover plantings, lowland brush, old farm grove, native prairie remnants, and several small food plo...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • This WMA is a wetland with some open grassland areas. Trees and shurbs were planted on the south side of the marsh to provide winter cover for pheasants....
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  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, waterfowl, and doves....
  • This WMA consists of grasslands, woody cover plantings and food plots....
  • This WMA is composed of wet prairie, sedge meadow, brush thickets, and scattered groves of aspen. The management of the unit is to preserve the aspen parkland habitat and the diversity of the plant an...
  • This WMA encompasses the majority of Halls Lake and riparian habitats along the south and east sides of the Lake. Upland habitats consist of old growth oak woodland and old field habitats. A small woo...
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  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, waterfowl, and doves....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and doves....
  • This 245 acre WMA is composed of brome grasslands/brushlands bordering a 160 acre sedge/cattail dominated wetland. Management will include maintenance of the wetland and grassland/hardwood forest deve...
  • Area is a combination of grasslands, wetlands, and woody cover. Lime creek flows through the unit. Site of earliest European settlement in Murray County....
  • This unit is divided into north and south units. The WMA is mostly emergent wetland and open waters located in the Hardwood Hills Landscape. Grassy borders provide cover for ground- nesting birds and ...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, doves, and turkeys.Wildlife viewing options include: prairie wildlife....
  • The dominant feature on this small unit is Rindahl Lake. Several marshes surround the lake, and brush and timber round out the acreage. The lake has springs on it that bubble up year-round. This is a ...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • This WMA contains a 300 acre permanent marsh that is adjacent to a 500 acre permanent marsh on Big Slough WPA. Area also has grasslands and woody cover. This is the largest public hunting area in Murr...
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  • This unit is in an inter-beach area of glacial Lake Agassiz. The Neal and Cupido WMAs are adjoining. Wet prairie with a mixture of lowland grasses, sedges, and shrubs. The eastern section contains a m...
  • This WMA encompasses a marsh and adjacent uplands. Old fields have been planted to warm season grasslands. Shrub rows enhance winter cover areas. Long term objectives include restoration of oak savann...
  • Hunting options include: deer, pheasant, and waterfowl....
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  • WMA is a large unit over 8,000 acres in size. Over half of the unit is wetland, along with large and small blocks of aspen timber, oak savanna with dry prairie and some cropland for foodplots....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife....
  • The three 'forties' of this WMA are covered by nearly 50 acres of woods, introduced grass and a large amount of food plot. It is managed primarily as a deer wintering area....
  • Hunting options include: deer, bear, small game, and forest game birds....
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  • This WMA contains a medium-sized marsh with associated upland grassland, woody cover and food plots....
  • This WMA is grass fields, restored native grass, wetlands, restored wetlands, oak- aspen woods, cattails, low land grass and brush. Management of this unit focuses on maintaining and improving the hab...
  • This unit contains non-native grasslands, brush areas, a woody cover planting , food plot and several wetlands ....
  • This unit is approximately 1/3 equal parts marsh/water, grassland, and brush/timber, providing diverse wildlife habitats. Management is geared at maintaining this diversity, mostly through shearing an...
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  • This WMA contains the Mud Lake wetland with cattails, low land grass and brush. Management of this unit focuses on maintaining and improving the wetland and habitat for a diversity of native plants an...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, waterfowl, and doves....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife....
  • This is an area of interspersed brushlands, wetlands, openings and forested habitats. A number of foodplots are also present. This is the core of Minnesota's primary elk range.Elk can often be viewed ...
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  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, waterfowl, and doves....
  • Hunting options include: waterfowl. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife....
  • This WMA is a prairie/wetland complex. Remnant native prairie plants occur on the upland between the railroad right-of-way and the marsh. No parking is available on this WMA. Fields on the south end o...
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  • This is an 80-acre parcel with two wetlands, seeded native grass fields, food plot and small woody cover planting ....
  • This WMA is low land brush and grass. Management of this unit focuses on maintaining and improving the habitat for a diversity of native plants and wildlife....
  • This WMA is one of 29 small (60 acres or less), scattered WMAs in Clearwater County with 1400 feet shoreline along the southwest end of Mallard Lake. The vegetation is composed of mixed aspen/birch fo...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl....
  • This WMA is mainly a large permanent marsh with some associated uplands that contain food plots, nesting cover, and woody cover plantings....
  • This WMA contains a marshy drainage with associated upland grassland, woody cover planting and food plot....
  • The 18,208-acre Rice Lake National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1935 and is located in the scenic forest and bog area of northern Minnesota. Visitors can enjoy a range of habitats, including lak...
  • Hunting options include: deer, pheasant, and waterfowl. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: pheasant, and waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife....
  • The Champepdan Creek flows through 80 acres of old pasture that make up this WMA. The pasture has been seeded to native grasses and newly planted woody cover....
  • Two tracts of lakeshore totaling 59 acres, slated to be developed for lake homes, were instead purchased by The Nature Conservancy and DNR Nongame Program to protect the 3 eagle nests on the parcels....
  • Hunting options include: deer, bear, small game, forest game birds, pheasant, waterfowl, and turkeys.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • This 127 acre WMA is composed mostly of an open water wetland with surrounding lowland shoreline vegetation. A trail on the east side of the WMA leading to a water access/parking lot is the principal ...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, and pheasant.Wildlife viewing options include: prairie wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, waterfowl, and doves....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, and pheasant....
  • This WMA is grass fields, restored native grass fields, wetlands with cattails, lowland grass and brush with small oak-aspen wooded areas. Management focuses on maintaining and improving the habitat f...
  • Consists predominantly of wetland and planted pairie, with some wet meadow and forest. The surrounding area is mostly agricultural with an occasional wetland or woodlot....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, and pheasant.Wildlife viewing options include: prairie wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl....
  • The main section of this WMA consists of young forest and brushland habitats. Grassland, shrub rows and conifer cover have been planted on former cropland areas. Management emphasis is on improving an...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, forest game birds, pheasant, and waterfowl. Wildlife viewing options include: forest wildlife....
  • Slightly rolling topography in covers this 45 acre unit. Shallow wetlands, grassland, and voluteer deciduous. North end of this unit provides public access to a large, deep water marsh...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, and waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl....
  • This 233 acre WMA borders the North Fork of the Crow River to the east associated with a wide band of lowland willow/alder that winters good numbers of deer and pheasants....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, waterfowl, and doves. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, and waterfowl. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • This WMA is large rolling hills with oak woods and old grass fields, two large restored wetlands with small wetlands in lowland areas. Management of this unit focuses on maintaining and improving the ...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, forest game birds, pheasant, waterfowl, and turkeys....
  • This WMA is remnant tall grass prairie and marsh with significant amounts of brush and trees. It is managed for a diversity of native plants & wildlife through prairie restoration, prescribed burning,...
  • Reservation Dam WMA is located between Mud Lake and Lake Traverse along the Mustinka River. The unit is an emergent wetland with some sedge meadows and stands of reed canary grass. Managed for wildlif...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, and pheasant....
  • This WMA currently consists of two separate tracts: the northern tract consists of restored prairie and crop fields. The southern tract consists of maple basswood forest with bur oak at the top of the...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • This WMA consists of two separate subunits. This subunit is open water surrounded by cattails, a 3.5-acre woody cover planting and some domestic, cool-season grasses. Look for duck broods and goslings...
  • This WMA encompasses part of Mud Lake and adjacent uplands and the outlet of Pickerel Lake. Habitats include deep marsh, grasslands, woodlands, and Shoff Creek....
  • This 440 acre unit lies in rolling topography. It has a very irregular boundary and contains woodlands, large cattail marshlands with some open water, food plot, fields of seeded natives, woody cover ...
  • Hilly terrain with mixed hardwood forest make up this WMA. A stand of older remnant forest is also present on this unit. A public boat access to Cedar Lake is available from this WMA....
  • This narrow WMA is composed of connected wetland basins surrounded by upland grassland.Good opportunities exist for hunting, trapping, wildlife viewing, and hiking....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • This 362+ acre wildlife area is dominated by a 221 acre shallow cattail marsh partially drained by a county ditch on its east side. A food plot, established native grass nesting cover and lowland deci...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, waterfowl, and doves....
  • Hunting options include: deer, and small game....
  • Hunting options include: deer, bear, small game, forest game birds, pheasant, waterfowl, and turkeys.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • This WMA is a mature cottonwood stand that floods temporarily due to agricultural drainage. Wildlife habitat value is limited. Salvage cutting for firewood occurs on this unit....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, waterfowl, and doves....
  • Hunting options include: deer, bear, small game, forest game birds, and sharptail grouse....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: deer, bear, small game, and forest game birds. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl....
  • Hunting options include: deer, bear, small game, forest game birds, and waterfowl.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • This small unit includes a unique flowage with adjacent aspen/hardwood groves. This WMA is located in gently rolling terrain with a mixture of lakes and wetlands, hardwood forest, brush lands, and gra...
  • The WMA is a very small unit consisting of a wetland that usually has some open water and is surrounded by a narrow band of grassy cover. The WMA is bordered by cropland except where it is adjacent to...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • This WMA is a remnant woodland on the shores of a large drained lake basin. The area also contains some small wetlands, some grassland and a food plot. Contains designated old growth basswood. This is...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, forest game birds, pheasant, and turkeys.Wildlife viewing options include: prairie wildlife, and forest wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, and waterfowl. Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, waterfowl, and doves....
  • Hunting options include: deer, pheasant, and waterfowl....
  • This WMA is wet prairie with a small food plot. About 10 acres of the unit have been planted to wet mesic prairie mix. This area is managed for pheasants and other grassland wildlife. Carey Creek flow...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, waterfowl, and doves.Wildlife viewing options include: wetland wildlife, and prairie wildlife....
  • This 280+ acre unit is a newer acquisition and contains 90+ acres of seeded native grass/forb nesting cover, several acres of food plot, 100+ acres of flowage including a segment of the N.Fork of the ...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, waterfowl, and doves....
  • This WMA consists of uplands dominated by aspen with low areas that are primarily brush and grass. A wetland impoundment is located in the west portion of the unit. An observation platform exists at t...
  • The 3 parcels of this WMA are located adjacent to State Recreation Area Land and very close to U.S.F.W. land, along the MN River.The purpose of this WMA is to preserve and enhance upland grass habitat...
  • This WMA consists of 3 separate tracts of land. All three tracts are a grassland/wetland complex with some forested areas. The two largest tracts are along the north and southeast shores of Timber Lak...
  • Hunting options include: deer, small game, pheasant, doves, and turkeys....
  • Gravel Pit #3950 Wildlife Management Area is a very small unit that is an old gravel operation. The county biological survey found native dry prairie here. Little active management occurs at this unit...
  • This WMA is wet mesic prairie with some upland areas and a tributary to the Little Iowa River flows through its length. This unit is managed for wetland prairie species by frequent prescribed burns an...