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Carlos Avery WMA Reference Map

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Carlos Avery WMA

County: Anoka
Nearest Town: Forest Lake
Area: 16,849 ac

Directions: The WMA office is located 7 miles W of Forest Lake on Anoka CR Hwy 18. Take the Forest Lake (Washington CR Hwy 2) exit W from I-35. This unit can be accessed from the Forest Lake, Wyoming, or Stacy exits off of I-35.

Restrictions: Trapping permits are required to trap any species on the WMA. Area is closed from 10:00pm to 4:00am each night.

Description: Carlos Avery WMA is Approximately 23,000 acres. It consists of about 2/3 wetland 1/3 upland and is managed primarily for Deer, Waterfowl and Turkeys. There are 20 Pools where water is actively managed to produce habitat for waterfowl.

Very popular area for Bird Watching

4,500 acres of the area are posted as Wildlife Sanctuary and closed to all trespassing.

18 Wheelchair accessible blinds are available for use during the Turkey season or as part of a special Deer hunt conducted by Capable Partners.

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.