Minnesota Wildlife Management Areas Expansion

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The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources recently designated an additional 2,067 acres of newly acquired land as part of 22 existing and new wildlife management areas (WMA). In total, there are about 1,500 WMAs located in 86 of the 87 counties in Minnesota.

Minnesota’s 1.3 million-acre system of wildlife management areas (WMA) include wildlife habitat as well as public access for wildlife watching, photography, hunting, trapping, hiking, cross-country skiing, and other activities.

Conservation groups including Ducks Unlimited, Pheasants Forever and The Nature Conservancy, and individuals who partner with the DNR, played a major role in helping to acquire and protect new WMA lands in the state.

For more information about WMAs, visit www.dnr.state.mn.us.

source: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources