Hampton Woods WMA

       
   

Area and County

    Dakota County
    Metro Area
     
 

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Size

197.4 acres

 
 
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Parking

Parking Lot
N44 37.725, W93 1.956 (?)

Do not park along the entryway drive or the road.

 
Hiking Trails

There are several old forest roads in the site. The DNR Website refers to the “parking area/trailhead”.

 
Hunting

Deer, Small Game, Forest Upland Birds, Turkey, Doves

New for 2019...Only shotguns with fine shot (BBB or smaller diameter) may be used. There is a 500 ft. "No Hunting or Trapping" zone along the northern boundary and an additional 200 ft. zone along the southern boundary of this WMA. All weapons must be unloaded and cased within these zones. This WMA is open for archery deer hunting and spring/fall turkey hunting. Small game may be taken through November 30th, 2019. All trappers and predator hunters must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager.

See Hunting and Trapping Regulations (MN DNR) for details.

 
Ecological Classification Province  

Eastern Broadleaf Forest Province

Ecological Classification
Section  

Paleozoic Plateau

Subsection(s)  

Rochester Plateau

Land Type Association(s)

HamptonTill Plain

 
Native Plant Communities1

Red Oak - Sugar Maple - Basswood - (Bitternut Hickory) Forest

 
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Links

Minnesota DNR

 
Comments

History
Hampton Woods Wildlife Management Area was designated on 7/14/2017. An additional 7.02-acre parcel was added in 2018.

Ranking
The Minnesota Biological Survey gives most of this WMA an Outstanding Biodiversity Significance rank.

 
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Plants

Two plant species with conservation status in Minnesota are found here:

 

Threatened

American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius)

largebract ticktrefoil (Desmodium cuspidatum var. longifolium)

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas and Minnesota Biological Survey vegetation releves Plant List

 
 

Plants frequently found in:

Red Oak - Sugar Maple - Basswood - (Bitternut Hickory) Forest MHs38c

     

 

 

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Created: 2/25/2020

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