DNR adds new walking trail tool to web siteWant to know where to find a ruffed grouse?
Want to know where to find a ruffed grouse?
Hunters in search of walking trails on which to spot the sometimes elusive fowl and other game can find helpful maps and aerial photos on the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ Web site.
The DNR’s hunter walking trails tool, located at http://mndnr.gov/hunting/hwt/index.html, allows users to locate walking trails by simply selecting a county and specific trail from a pull down menu. With a click, a map will appear with the trail marked in red. Clicking the “PDF” link opens a new browser window that displays a printable aerial view of the selected trail.
Walking trails listed in the pull down menus wind through state forests, state wildlife management areas and other public hunting lands. Many trails are signed and gated to prevent unauthorized use. The trails are maintained by mowing and weave through good game habitat. The current application does not contain all hunter walking trails. Over time, additional trails will be added to the application.