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Grayling Marsh WMA Reference Map

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Grayling Marsh WMA

County: Aitkin
Nearest Town: McGregor
Area: 9,627 ac

Directions: To main access: From McGregor, go 2 miles E on Hwy 210, 2.5 miles N on Co.Rd. 73, access road on the east side of Co. Rd. To east access: From McGregor, go 6 miles E on Hwy 210, 1 mile N on 160th Place.

Restrictions: Respect private property on adjacent lands. No wild rice harvesting allowed. A permit is required for beaver and otter trapping.

Description: 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 the main access.

This WMA offers good opportunities for waterfowl observation. Sandhill cranes nest on the unit. Deer, bear, ruffed grouse, woodcock, sharp-tailed grouse, Canada geese, mallards, swamp sparrows, gray catbirds and wolves may be seen on this WMA.

Much of the unit is lowland habitats which are managed for openland wildlife species such as sharp-tailed grouse and sandhill cranes.

At this scale, these WMA boundaries are general, and do not accurately represent the actual legal boundaries. WMA users still need to verify public lands boundaries by observing boundary signs and contacting local DNR Wildlife offices.