WIA KMZ files for Garmin Custom Map format:
About the data: We have split the WIA sites into East, West Central, North West, and South West groups. Each group has it's own KMZ file for download. Each image referenced in the KMZ files contain green WIA boundaries overlaid on top of summer 2017 Farm Service Agency aerial photos. In some cases, there are walking trails displayed which access WIAs that are not adjacent to public roads. Users can preview the KMZ files in Google Earth.
File Use/Instructions: These files are compatible with the Garmin GPS Custom Map format. To use these maps on your Garmin Custom Map compatible GPS, copy or save this KMZ file to the Garmin/CustomMaps folder. For further details on compatible Garmin devices refer to Garmin's Custom Map website.
Note that some Garmin GPS units will only accept 1 of these KMZ files at a time. If your Garmin is microSD compatible, and you wish to use more than one file while out hunting, you can save each KMZ file to a separate microSD card under the Garmin/CustomMaps/ folder(ex. Garmin/CustomMaps/mn_2014_walk_in_areas_east_counties.kmz) and replace the card in the GPS as needed. The kmz file will generally start displaying on the GPS when the scale bar in the map display is less than 0.5 miles. To navigate between WIAs, it's recommended to use the gpx file available from the MN DNR WIA website.
We cannot guarantee that our KMZ files will work with any or all GPS units. Check your GPS's documentation to see if your GPS supports the corresponding file type. MNDNR does not endorse one specific company, hardware product, or software product over another.
South West KMZ (Garmin) download (93 jpg images) - contains all WIA Boundaries for the following counties: Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Nobles, and Pipestone.
East KMZ (Garmin) download (91 jpg images) - contains all WIA Boundaries for the following counties: Blue Earth, Brown, Cottonwood, Jackson, Kandiyohi, Le Suer, Martin, Mcleod, Meeker, Mower, Redwood, Stearns, Steele, Todd, Waseca, and Watonwan.
West Central KMZ (Garmin) download (91 jpg images) - contains all WIA Boundaries for the following counties: Big Stone, Douglas, Grant, Lac qui Parle, South Otter Tail, Pope, Stevens, Swift, Traverse, South Wilkin, and Yellow Medicine.
North West KMZ (Garmin) download (90 jpg images) - contains all WIA Boundaries for the following counties: Becker, Clay, Mahnomen, Norman, North Otter Tail, and North Wilkin.