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Ramsey Mill Pond Wildlife Management Area
 
Austin Chapter 10 began acquiring parcels in the Mill Pond Area in 1972.  Within 22 years, the Chapter had acquired 200 acres.  In 1994, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources acquired the property from the Chapter through the Reinvest in Minnesota Critical Habitat Match Program.  In 1997, Chapter 10, with assistance from the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association and the Tri-County Pheasants Forever Chapter, entered into a contract for deed for 90 acres of grassland that was adjacent to the 200-acre parcel.  These 90 acres were in the Conservation Reserve Program.  The MN DNR, through the RIM Critical Habitat Program, purchased the 90 acres from Chapter 10 in 1999.
 
This Wildlife Management Area provides habitat for deer, pheasants, turkeys, ducks, geese and many other forms of wildlife that thrive in grasslands, flood plain forest and wetlands.  It is open to the public for hunting, fishing, hiking, birding, and exploring.  
 
Located three miles north of Austin on County Road 61.
 
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Ramsey Mill Pond Location
 
Close-up aerial photo of Ramsey Mill Pond
 
Road Access to Ramsey Mill Pond
 
 
 
American white pelicans above Ramsey Mill Pond WMA