Iowa Updates WMA Maps - Now Available Online

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New maps for Iowa wildlife management areas that allow public hunting are now available on the Iowa Department of Natural Resources website. Creating the new maps was a three year process and replaced those created in 2000-01.

The new maps use 2006 aerial photography as a base layer, show the infrastructure on the area including boat ramps, parking lots, foot trails, access roads, dog trial areas, scenic overlooks and shooting ranges. The maps include acres, common species, habitat and directions and show refuge boundaries and any special restrictions on the area.

County maps can be selected either by using a drop down menu or by clicking on the county on an interactive map. Maps cover 340,000 acres and will be updated on an annual basis.

The maps can be found at http://www.iowadnr.gov/wildlife/wmamaps/index.html.