Maps

State Interactive Maps

Want to get away, but have never hunted in the state before?  Have you always suspected there’s another plot of public land just a little farther down the road?  Or are you daydreaming of one day hearing the bugle of an elk call, but right now you can only think of the bugling from the kids down the hall?  Look no further.  I’ve compiled the best interactive maps from all fifty states.  I’m constantly trying to keep this list up to date so that you can plan your hunts from the comfort of your chair.  Some states don’t have interactive maps, or I was unable to find them at the time of this writing.  For those states I’ve linked the more traditional PDF maps or georeferenced pdfs.  Please confirm with the DNR in your hunting area to ensure that the lands are still open to hunting before setting foot out into a new piece of public land.

 

Quick Links: 

AL | AK | AZ | AR | CA | CO | CT | DE | FL | GA
HI | ID | IL | IN | IA | KS | KY | LA | ME | MD
MA | MI | MN | MS | MO | MT | NE | NV | NH | NJ
NM | NY | NC | ND | OH | OK | OR | PA | RI | SC
SD | TN | TX | UT | VT | VA | WA | WV | WI | WY

 

Alabama

WMA of AL and MS
Wildlife Management Areas

 

Alaska

Alaska Maps Browser

 

Arizona

Arizona public land map

http://gis.azgfd.gov/
Map based on hunter survey results with heatmap!
http://azgfd.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=72ef284e22ab441b81c72472409c5d24&autoplay

 

Arkansas

WMA List
http://www.agfc.com/hunting/Pages/wmaList.aspx
https://gis.agfc.com/

 

California

https://map.dfg.ca.gov/lands/

 

Colorado

The Colorado Hunting Atlas
http://ndismaps.nrel.colostate.edu/index.html?app=HuntingAtlas
KMZ Boundaries for GMUs
http://cpw.state.co.us/learn/Pages/KMZ-Maps.aspx
More Outdoors Interactive Maps
http://cpw.state.co.us/learn/Pages/Maps.aspx

 

Connecticut

All Hunting Areas
http://www.depdata.ct.gov/wildlife/maps/huntingareas.asp

 

Delaware

Couldn’t find any interactive maps.
List of WMAs by county
http://www.eregulations.com/delaware/hunting/public-hunting-areas-county/
Individual PDF Maps
http://www.dnrec.delaware.gov/fw/hunting/pages/wildlifeareamaps.aspx

 

Florida

Couldn’t find any interactive maps.
Hunting zones listed
http://myfwc.com/hunting/season-dates/zone-map/

 

Georgia

https://www.georgiaoutdoormap.com/
PDF Maps from this landing page
http://www.georgiawildlife.com/maps/hunting

 

Hawaii

ArcMap link here, but no data to speak of
http://histategis.maps.arcgis.com/home/webmap/viewer.html?useExisting=1
KMZ Files (Google Earth) available here
http://dlnr.hawaii.gov/recreation/hunting/

 

Idaho

Fantastic layering to find specific game animals
https://fishandgame.idaho.gov/ifwis/huntplanner/mapcenter/

 

Illinois


Engineered Pursuit — Looks like there’s someone else out there like me who hates wading through tons of pdf links and excel tables of WMAs
http://engineeredpursuit.com/illinois-public-hunting-areas/
Direct Link
Engineered Pursuit Illinois Google Maps

 

Indiana

Where to hunt in Indiana

 

Iowa

Hunting Atlas

 

Kansas


Kansas, you rock. You really embrace online and old school mapping
Fall WIHA Hunting Areas
Spring WIHA Hunting Areas
Garmin and Google Earth compatible KMLs

Kentucky

http://kygeonet.ky.gov/kdfwr/
Overview of hunting areas inside of Google Maps

Louisiana

Not really well integrated, but a good effort.
http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/wma

Maine

http://www.maine.gov/dacf/mnap/assistance/conslands.htm
http://mainelakesandmountains.com/interactive-map/
Interactive ArcGIS Enabled Map… embedded as a frame, for less pixels!
http://www.maine.gov/dacf/parks/publications_maps/conservation_lands_maine.html
Really interesting feature to search for parks within one gas tank away.  Kind of Interactive, but still have to search by activity
http://www.maine.gov/cgi-bin/online/doc/parksearch/index.pl

 

Maryland

MD DNR Lands

 

Massachusetts

http://maps.env.state.ma.us/dfg/masswildlifelands/

 

Michigan

Woo, have to zoom in to make anything make sense, but they invested in their own little app. It takes some getting used to, but there’s a lot of pretty granular information there.
https://www.mcgi.state.mi.us/mi-hunt/

 

Minnesota

High Resolution LiDar based topo maps? Yes Please!
http://arcgis.dnr.state.mn.us/maps/mntopo/
Recreation Compass with hunting permit areas
http://dnr.state.mn.us/maps/compass.html
Traditional Maps — They list 1400 WMAs. Are you serious?!
http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/wmas/index.html
Walk In Access Program traditional maps
http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/walkin/index.html

 

Mississippi

Traditional Maps only
https://www.mdwfp.com/wildlife-hunting/wmas.aspx

 

Missouri

ArcGIS enabled public lands map
https://www.arcgis.com/home/webmap/viewer.html?webmap=485f10edf4e9498c843cfd9d3a2b8734
A More traditional “discover places” application
https://nature.mdc.mo.gov/discover-nature/places
Area Atlas
http://mdc7.mdc.mo.gov/applications/moatlas/AreaList.aspx

 

Montana

ArcGIS Map for WMAs
http://mtfwp.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=3fd60e556e66465facb6965484224b1d
Centralized by species maps
http://fwp.mt.gov/hunting/planahunt/
The Hunt Planner application, suffers from being too busy when zoomed out, but it tightens up quickly and looks great.
http://fwp.mt.gov/gis/maps/huntPlanner/?
Traditional Maps including BLM
http://fwp.mt.gov/hunting/maps/

 

Nebraska

Public Access Atlas
https://maps.outdoornebraska.gov/PublicAccessAtlas/
Public Hunting Areas
https://maps.outdoornebraska.gov/hunting/

 

Nevada

Comment: I went to their official website where they claimed interactive mapping was coming online in 2013. Uh….
KML Maps per WMA
http://www.ndow.org/hunt/maps/
Pretty decent site for info, search by activity Hunting
http://publiclands.org/Get-Books-and-Maps.php?plicstate=NV

 

New Hampshire

http://granitviewii.sr.unh.edu/html5viewer/
http://www.wildlife.state.nh.us/maps/topo.html

 

New Jersey

Seems specific to deer hunting
http://www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw/ahrs_deer_viewer.htm
Intricate map of the zones themselves
https://sites.google.com/site/njhuntingmaps/home

 

New Mexico

New Mexico’s State Land Office has a pretty nice map
http://mapservice.nmstatelands.org/HuntingInformation/
They also have the CarryMaps Observer program, which I’ve not had a chance to really look at in depth
https://www.nm.blm.gov/huntingUnitMaps/mobileSite.html

 

New York

SLIM, the State Lands Interactive Mapper
DEC Maps on Google Earth

 

North Carolina

North Carolina Game Lands Map, selectable by species and facilities
https://ncpaws.org/wrcmapbook/
KMZ Files
http://www.ncwildlife.org/Hunting/Where-to-Hunt/Public-Places

 

North Dakota

PLOTS, Private Land Open To Sportsmen Interactive Map
http://gfapps.nd.gov/mobile/?viewer=plotsguidemv
Free Garmin map
https://gf.nd.gov/maps/gps

 

Ohio

DNR Lands through their GIS website
Areas themselves called out with pins, but no species info, just a link to another web page
http://wildlife.ohiodnr.gov/wildlifeareas

 

Oklahoma

ArcGIS Web Map, they loaded it with useful information like shooting ranges, boat ramps, WMA boundaries.
http://maps.wildlifedepartment.okstate.edu/publicapps/odwc_WMA_map/

Oregon


Awfully pretty as far as maps go. Choose Hunting or Shooting. The hunting map calls out specific types of game, and is easily filtered.
http://oregonhuntingmap.com/#/map
Looking for a specific type of biome in Oregon to hunt? This map has it.
Compass

 

Pennsylvania

This is what got me started on this kick, realizing my home state had an awesome interactive map!
http://www.gis.dcnr.state.pa.us/maps/index.html?dmap

 

Rhode Island

The official page on their DNR webpage 404s. That’s not good. I couldn’t find any interactive map but did find these pdfs:
http://www.rihunts.com/wma/

 

South Carolina

Public lands interactive map
SCDNR Public Lands Map

 

South Dakota

http://gfp.sd.gov/images/WebMaps/Viewer/WILMA/

 

Tennesee

ArcGIS Interactive map with boundaries of WMAs, several direct webpages linked when you click an WMA of interest.
http://twra.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=953ef9d3bd044f9d9f0f9d7c0dd6b71c

 

Texas


Specifically calls out dove and small game hunting leases and WMAs
http://tpwd.texas.gov/huntwild/hunt/public/lands/maps/

Utah


Utah Hunt Planner
https://dwrapps.utah.gov/huntboundary/hbstart
Their hunting search engine by game, weapon type, etc
https://wildlife.utah.gov/maps/public/search.php

 

Vermont

Comment: I didn’t specifically find an interactive map for hunting…
VT Map Viewer (requires MS Silverlight…)
http://maps.vermont.gov/vcgi/vtmapviewer/
Fishing access atlas
http://vtfishandwildlife.com/cms/One.aspx?portalId=73163&pageId=243390

 

Virginia

Their “Find Wildlife” Map
http://vafwis.dgif.virginia.gov/findwildlifeva/#/map
They have an ArcGIS Map that appears to have never been set up?
http://dgif-virginia.maps.arcgis.com/home/webmap/viewer.html?useExisting=1

 

Washington

They have their own GoHunt! Application that looks pretty well thought out. Search by species type, release sites for Pheasant stocking. There’s huge amounts of information here. This is a real standout. Acreage is counted, as is the permission type on Private/Public coops.
http://apps.wdfw.wa.gov/gohunt/
If only they did the same thing for fish… OH WAIT, they did.
http://apps.wdfw.wa.gov/salmonscape/map.html

 

West Virginia


http://mapwv.gov/huntfish/
http://www.wvdnr.gov/map.asp

 

Wisconsin

Public Access Lands

Wyoming

Their maps are broken down by resident and non-resident as well as species. Here is non-res deer.
https://wgfd.wyo.gov/Hunting/Hunt-Planner/Deer-Hunting/Deer-Nonresident-Map
Here is where you can select other species
https://wgfd.wyo.gov/Hunting/Hunt-Planner

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