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Mud Goose WMA Reference Map

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Mud Goose WMA

County: Cass
Nearest Town: Ball Club
Area: 17,055 ac

Directions: From Ball Club, go 1 mile E on U.S. Highway 2, S 2 miles on CR 18 and 3 miles W on CR 139.

Restrictions: Motorized watercraft are permitted, except on any day the waterfowl season is open. Motor size is restricted to 10 horsepower or less. Mud Lake has special Leech Lake Indian Reservation wild rice harvesting restrictions.

Description: This WMA is a mixture of forest, shallow lakes, and wet meadows. The unit is managed to improve forest wildlife and waterfowl habitat, with special emphasis on wild rice management. The lake levels are managed by the Mud Lake dam on the Leech Lake River.

Hunter walking trails, wild rice harvesting, shore fishing at the Mud Lake dam and primitive camp sites.

Mud and Goose lakes are important lakes for ring-neck ducks. The north west side of Mud Lake is a game refuge.

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.