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Mille Lacs WMA Reference Map

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Mille Lacs WMA

County: Mille Lacs
Nearest Town: Onamia
Area: 38,729 ac

Directions: From Onamia travel 7 miles S on SR 169. Then travel 2 miles E on 290 Street. WMA Headquarters will be 0.2 miles N on 100th Avenue, on the E side of the gravel road.

Restrictions: Activities requiring a permit and/or fee include: furbearer and minnow trapping, commercial timber harvesting and fuelwood cutting. Camping is permitted during the hunting season only, on the WMA's parking areas.

Description: Mille Lacs WMA was established in 1949. Sixty percent of the WMA is forested, with the remainder of land being wetlands, bogs and forest openings. Many fields around the area are planted with corn or maintained as hay land.

Forests on the WMA are managed to promote an interspersion of different aged plant communities and enhance wildlife diversity. Logging of hardwood and aspen stands create forest openings and edges between existing vegetation types.

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.