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Skull Lake WMA Reference Map

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Skull Lake WMA

County: Kittson
Nearest Town: Lancaster
Area: 7,011 ac

Directions: From Lancaster, go 6 mi E and 4 miles N on CSAH 4.

Description: This large WMA is 770 acres of dry native prairie, oak savanna and brushlands, 3800 acres of wetlands, and 2500 acres of aspen. This unit has unique elements of topography for the area, containing uneven sand dunes.

Access is good although most of the access trails are minimum maintenance. Three camping areas are identified with "Camping Permitted" signs. A groomed snowmobile trail runs through the unit.

Elk, moose, sharp-tailed grouse, yellow rail, upland sandpiper, american bittern, sandhill cranes, and a variety of waterfowl can be seen on this unit. Elk frequent this WMA. There is a wide-ranging elk herd in this area, and you may occasionally be abl

In September and October, elk can be spotted in openings, especially at dawn and dusk. Winter opportunities include snowshoeing, snowmobiling & cross-country skiing. Spring crane watching can be quite good.

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.