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Morph Meadows WMA Reference Map

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Morph Meadows WMA

County: Itasca
Nearest Town: Pennington
Area: 4,894 ac

Directions: From intersection of CSAH 39 and Birchmont Beach Road, go 2.7 miles E on Birchmont Beach Road, then 6.2 miles S and E on USFS Road 2204, then 2.8 miles N on USFS Road 2671 (Third River Road) to entrance of WMA. Go 1.7 miles W to parking lot

Description: This WMA was established in 1965 to construct a 1500 acre impoundment which created a type 4 marsh for waterfowl production and migration habitat within a 5,000 acre complex of upland aspen forest, sedge meadows, lowland brush and beaver ponds.

Management includes manipulation of water levels, commercial timber harvests, and shearing lowland brush areas, maintaining wildlife openings and planting conifers for winter cover.

There are over 15 miles of hunter walking trails that extend off the WMA onto other public forest lands that are also open to hunting. Camping is allowed in the parking lot in the SE portion of the WMA.

Opportunities exist for trapping; particularly beaver (need permit from manager). Good opportunities for viewing wildlife along 2 miles of dikes.

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.