In SW Minnesota it is mostly farm land with vacant farmsteads supplying most of the cover for wildlife.
This last pic is not a trail pic . We went to Lake of the Woods fishing last weekend and on the way home took a road that went through the only area in Minnesota that has a herd of wild elk. Last year in a lottery hunt they only gave out one tag and that was a cow tag. There were 20 plus elk crossing the road right in front of us and I grabbed my cheapy 2.1 Fugi digital and got one pic through the windshield as the last four were crossing the ditch into the swamp. TOO COOL!!