Wildlife Management Areas

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Access the outdoors

  • 1,506 public wildlife areas - divided into more than 1,800 sub units - with 1.37 million acres of habitat across the state.
  • Recreation for hunters and trappers, including small game, big game and waterfowl.
  • Wildlife watching opportunities include: upland birds, waterfowl, mammals, and more.

Adopt a WMA today

Help make your favorite WMA a better place by participating in the Adopt-A-WMA program.

WMA users speak up

A survey of WMA users finds that 86 percent support on-going acquisition of public lands that provide wildlife habitat and access to hunters, wildlife watchers and countless others.

Due to recent heavy rains causing potentially unsafe conditions, the Minnesota DNR cautions visitors throughout the state to watch for flooding and damage to roads and trails.

Find a WMA

  • Use the filters below to find WMAs by county or specific game species.
  • Use the Name box to search for a WMA by name.




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