Minnesota DNR’s Walk-In Access program underway for 2020

The Minnesota DNR reported this week that Walk-In Access parcels opened for public hunting on September 1st.  The program pays private landowners to allow public hunting on their land.

It’s the program’s tenth season. This year, 28 thousand acres of private land are available in 47 Minnesota counties, including two parcels east of the city of Austin in Mower County. The program succeeds because of respectful hunters, according to Walk-In Access program coordinator Troy Dale…

Hunters can participate by paying a three dollar fee with their license – five dollars for nonresidents.  Participating lands can be found at mndnr.gov/walkin. Maps will soon be available wherever hunting licenses are sold.