Wetland Management District
|44843 County Road 19
Odessa, MN 56276
Phone Number: 320-273-2191
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|Waterfowl Production Areas provide habitat for nesting ducks and other wildlife.|
Big Stone Wetland Management District does not have staff dedicated to environmental education. However, upon request, staff are available to provide environmental educational programs for school children and other groups.
Currently, the district does not contain waterbodies that provide fishing opportunities. Surface waters consist of shallow wetlands that are subject to periodic drying and winter "freeze outs."
All lands that are acquired in fee title by the district are open to public hunting in accordance with State seasons and regulations. Waterfowl and white-tailed deer are the most popular species pursued by hunters on the district's lands.
During the spring and fall, numerous species of waterfowl can be seen on the district's wetlands. Also, during the spring and summer, areas of northern tallgrass prairie habitat offer opportunities to view several grassland-dependent neotropical migratory birds such as bobolinks, grasshopper sparrows, and clay-colored sparrows. Other animals to watch for include white-tailed deer, muskrats, and beaver. Wildlife viewing opportunities are better during the morning and evening hours when animals are most active.
Refuge Headquarters - Open 7:30 am to 4:00 pm, Monday - Friday.
There is no entrance fee.
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