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Bowstring Deer Yard WMA Reference Map

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Bowstring Deer Yard WMA

County: Itasca
Nearest Town: Deer River
Area: 483 ac

Directions: From Deer River, go 8 miles N on State Highway 6, 2.5 miles W on CR 37, then 1.5 miles N on CR 153 to section 7. For Sec 16, From Deer River, go 12 miles N on State Highway 46, then 1.5 miles E on CR 37

Description: This WMA consists of 2 parcels that are four miles apart. Both are situated within deer wintering areas and their primary purpose is to preserve and enhance habitat for deer during severe winters.

Habitat management is accomplished through commercial timber harvests, and shearing lowland brush to improve browse which also helps woodcock and ruffed grouse.

Both units have hunter walking trails that extend onto other public lands open to hunting.

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.