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motors on WMA's?

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I just moved to South Central MN from Iowa. I bought a small carstens duck boat with a 5 hp go-devil. Can I use this boat and motor on some of the wma's around albert lea, specifically Upper and Lower Twin?

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My best guess would be no. (No motorized Vehicals)

But I do not know for sure, I could be mistaken.

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No motors at all. You used to be able to use electric trolling motors, but you can't even use those anymore!

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There are a few that are open to motors. Those waters that are completely enclosed by WMA land tend not to be. If you are wondering about a specific WMA, send an e-mail to the DNR, they can tell you for sure.

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Page 107 of the Regs. No motors, except on a few lakes. Upper and Lower Twin is not on the exceptions list.

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I was told before, if the lake is 100% surrounded by WMA you cannot use a motor. If the lake has one part of it being a WMA, lets say just the southern bay. But the rest is a reg lake. You can motor in the WMA boundries. Its basically a recreationall lake with some public land attached.

As stated above though, check with the DNR and if they say ok, KEEP A COPY WITH YOU. One CO's interpretation of the law is differant from others.

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