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

Litchfield WMD is located just south of where Garrison Keillor's fictional Lake Wobegone would be, along the eastern edge of the prairie pothole region. Covering a seven-county area in central Minnesota, the district is extremely important for nesting waterfowl, since many historic wetlands have been drained for agriculture. Made up of 156 WPAs, the district offers up to 38,000 acres of hunting. There can be good numbers of waterfowl in the area early in the season, as well as healthy pheasant and deer populations. Hunting is good early on but often success drops off due to heavy hunting pressure. 

Small game hunters using shotguns, including turkey hunters, are required to use and possess only non-toxic shot. We also encourage deer hunters to use non-toxic ammunition on National Wildlife Refuge System lands. 

Look at our rules and policies page for more information on hunting. 

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