Woman dressed warmly in camouflage and standing in marsh reeds aims a shotgun into the air

On any given day, it's hard to predict what waterfowl species a hunter will encounter on the waterfowl production areas (WPAs) of Audubon WMD. The WMD offers a wealth of opportunities on 84 WPAs in McLean and Sheridan counties. The 31,000 acres of public land have become a destination due to the number and variety of birds. Giant Canada geese might be there one day, with flocks of sandhill cranes flying over the next. A huge variety of puddle and diving ducks is usually present in the fall. Hunters willing to scout the various WPAs can also find good deer, pheasant and sharp-tailed grouse hunting in the cover around the wetlands. Many hunters overlook the coyote and red fox hunting, but these are both common on the WPAs and open to hunting during state seasons.