Walk-In Access Site Status Changes

This page provides current status for Walk-In Access sites that have either been added to or removed from the program after the printed version of the atlas was released OR are effected by emergency grazing/haying, prescribed management, and upgrade/cover disturbances. Both the online version of the WIA Atlas and the online WIA tile sheets have been updated to reflect these status changes in the table below. The list below will be updated as needed throughout the season. Changes to a site's status will be posted as soon as DNR staff are informed of changes by County SWCD staff.

Status indicators include:

WIA Site Name  Atlas Page (Tile#) Status Status Comments
Becker WIA #44 9 (Tile #42) Closed  
Becker WIA #92 8 (Tile #41) Closed  
Kandiyohi WIA #17 19 (Tile #69) Closed  
Lac Qui Parle WIA #43 17 (Tile #67) Partially Closed  The eastern 77 acres has been closed to public hunting.
Murray WIA #3 29 (Tile #87) Closed  
Pipestone #4 28 (Tile #86) Closed  
Stevens #102 15 (Tile #61) Partially Closed The western 29 acres has been closed to public hunting.
Wilkin # 32 10 (Tile #47) Closed The Wilkin County WIA #32 was recently sold to DNR Wildlife and will become part of the Manston Marsh WMA.
WIA Site Name Atlas Page (Tile#) Status Status Comments
Clay WIA #55 7 (Tile #40) Restricted Site is within the Clay County State Game Refuge. Closed to waterfowl hunting during the regular waterfowl season.  Check regulations for further verification.
Clay WIA #75 10 (Tile #47) Prescribed Management Portion of this site undergoing prescribed management through conservation grazing.  Short grasses will be present  in some areas.
Cottonwood WIA #6 30 (Tile #88) Prescribed Management Grasslands have been hayed.
Douglas WIA #36 14 (Tile #56) Cover Upgrade/Disturbance  Site will be partially mowed/hayed this year.
Douglas WIA #41 13 (Tile #55) Cover Upgrade/Disturbance  Site will be partially mowed/hayed this year.
Jackson WIA #1 32 (Tile #96) Cover Upgrade/Disturbance Site will be partially mowed/hayed this year.
Lac qui Parle #1 21 (Tile #73) Prescribed Management Site was mowed and sprayed this fall to prepare for reseeding. Site reseeded through CRP.
Lac Qui Parle WIA #46  21 (Tile #73)  Prescribed Management  Site will be partially mowed/hayed this year.
Lincoln WIA #3 25 (Tile #79) Prescribed Management Site is undergoing prescribed management this year.  Limited hunting opportunities may exist.
Lincoln WIA #24 25 (Tile #79) Cover Upgrade/Disturbance Site will be partially mowed/hayed this year.
McLeod WIA #79 24 (Tile #76) Prescribed Management Portion of this site undergoing prescribed management by haying.  Short grass in some areas.
Murray WIA #2 29 (Tile #87) Prescribed Management Site is currently under prescribed management.  Site was partially clipped and has some areas of flood damage.
Murray WIA #16  29 (Tile#87) Prescribed Management Southern portion of the site undergoing a cover upgrade/disturbance.  Limited hunting opportunity exists in this area.
 Ottertail WIA #39  13 (Tile #55) Prescribed Management Site is undergoing prescribed management this year.  Limited hunting opportunities may exist.
Pipestone #11 28 (Tile #86) Prescribed Management Site will be partially hayed this year.  Limited hunting opportunities may exist across portions of this site.
Watonwan #1 30 (Tile #88) Prescribed Management Site has been partially hayed this year for management purposes.
Wilkin #61 10 (Tile #47) Prescribed Management Site reseeded through CRP.
Yellow Medicine WIA #3 21 (Tile #73) Prescribed Management Site is undergoing a cover type upgrade this year.   Site may be tilled or have sparse vegetative cover.  Access to site  from the end of 160th St. on minimum maintenance/field road.
Yellow Medicine WIA #6 22 (Tile #74) Prescribed Management Portion of this site undergoing prescribed management through conservation grazing.  Short grasses will be present  in some areas.
Yellow Medicine WIA #7 22 (Tile #74) Prescribed Management Portion of this site undergoing prescribed management through conservation grazing.  Short grasses will be present  in some areas.
Yellow Medicine WIA #13 21 (Tile #73) Prescribed Management Portion of this site is undergoing prescribed management through haying. Limited hunting opportunities may exist.