Opportunities for hunting abound in the Minnesota River Basin whether it is for wild turkeys, pheasants, white-tail deer, all types of waterfowl, and more. Both of the Minnesota Valley and Big Stone national wildlife refuges are open to hunting along with a large selection of Wildlife Management Areas managed by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Enjoy the company of family and friends as you walk along a deserted trail (Photo below by Ron Bolduan).
DNR Wildlife Management Areas - http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/wmas/index.html Minnesota DNR manages a large system of wildlife management areas open to a variety of recreation opportunities including hunting.
Lac qui Parle Wildlife Management Area - http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/wmas/detail_report.html?map=COMPASS_MAPFILE&mode=itemquery&qlayer=bdry_adwma2py3_query&qitem=uniqueid&qstring=WMA0900302 One of the largest wildlife management areas in the state with over 24,000 acres and featuring both Marsh and Lac qui Parle lakes.
New Ulm Chamber of Commerce - http://www.newulm.com/visitors-community/activities/#hunting Hunting opportunities in this area of the Minnesota River Basin include small game, upland birds and waterfowl.
Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge - http://www.fws.gov/midwest/minnesotavalley/ One of the few urban national wildlife refuges in the country, hunting is allowed for white-trail deer, small game, waterfowl and turkey. Hunting is limited to the Wilkie, Louisville Swamp and Rapids Lake units.
Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge - http://www.fws.gov/refuges/profiles/index.cfm?id=32640 Found near the South Dakota border, this wildlife refuge allows hunting for a number of wildlife and bird species including pheasant, turkey and white-tail deer.