Walk-In Access

Walk-In Access (WIA) provides public hunting opportunities on private land that is already enrolled in existing conservation programs or lands with high quality natural cover.  Watonwan County currently has 5 Walk-In Access hunting sites.

WIA program is voluntary for landowners.  Most landowners chose to enroll their property for two or three years.  Enrolled lands are covered under the Minnesota recreational use laws that limit landowner's liability.  DNR conservation officers handle trespass and hunting violations.

Important Hunter Information:

Walk-In Access sites are open during any legal hunting season from September 1st to May 31st.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Individuals with a WIA validation can hunt from 1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 after sunset.                                                         You must purchase a Walk-In Access (WIA) Validation to legally hunt WIA Sites.  Online Walk-In Access Validation or call     1-888-665-4236 (ELS CODE 190)

Landowners cannot give others permission to hunt without a validation.

Maps and other WIA online information: