Walk In Access Program

The Walk in Access program targets 40 acre blocks of land or more that are already in conservation programs or contain existing hunting cover and it’s entirely voluntary for landowners.  Most landowners choose to enroll their property for two or three years.  Landowners are paid $10-$13 per acre to allow hunting access.  Wilkin County has 2,461 acres of land enrolled in the program.

Enrolled lands are covered under the Minnesota recreational use laws that limit landowner’s liability.  Where private leases do not, recreational use laws provide extra liability protection for WIA acres under MN State Statute 604A.20 to 604A.27.  WIA land is for hunting only.  No motorized vehicles are allowed in WIA areas and parking is along roads or in designed parking areas.  No target practice, trapping, dog training, camping, horseback riding or fires are allowed.  DNR conservation officers handle any WIA violations as well as any h9unting violations.

If you have any questions about the program, interested in enrolling your conservation land, or would like a hunting atlas, please stop into our office.