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Angle Island WMA Reference Map

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Angle Island WMA

County: Lake of the Woods
Nearest Town: Warroad
Area: 3 ac

Directions: Techout Island, Lake of the Woods

Description: This small, windswept, rock island is used for nesting by Common Terns, Cormorants, Ringed-billed and Herring Gulls, and as a seasonal stopover point by Scaup, Goldeneyes and other waterfowl. Access is by boat and there are no facilities on the island.

Other than the viewing of nesting birds, recreational activities here are limited. Landing a boat may be treacherous on many days since there is no protected harbor or beach.

Best viewed from a boat with binoculars or spotting scope, this WMA exists mainly to protect critical nesting habitat. There are no special restrictions for Angle Island although normal WMA rules apply.

It would benefit the nesting birds if observers would maintain a reasonable distance from the rock during the bird breeding season (May- mid-September).

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.