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 -  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 -  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 -  Hunting opportunities in this area of the Minnesota River Basin include small game, upland birds and waterfowl.

Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge -  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 -  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.