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Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs)

...the crown jewels of Minnesota's wildlife management operation.


  • 1,440 public wildlife areas with 1.29 million acres of habitat, from prairies and wetlands to forests and swamps, for Minnesota's wildlife species.
  • Recreation for upland, waterfowl, and deer hunters.
  • Wildlife watching opportunities including: sandhill cranes, herons, prairie chickens, shore birds, waterfowl, and more.

About WMAs | Hunter walking trails | Hunting information | Hunting regulations

Find a WMA

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  • choose a county from the drop-down list, and then click "go."

  • use the map to pick a county. [Zoom in to see county names. To select a county, click on the identify button () and then click in the county.]

  • use the A to Z list.

  • use the Recreation Compass.