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Wildlife Management Area Map Descriptions

SPRINGFIELD DISTRICT

PITTSFORD DISTRICT
BIRD MOUNTAIN WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)
BLUEBERRY HILL WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)
BRANDON SWAMP WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)
BUCZEK MARSH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)
HUBBARDTON BATTLEFIELD WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)
KESICK SWAMP WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)
LOVES MARSH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)
MARSH POND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)
OTTER CREEK WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)
PLYMSBURY WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)
POND WOODS WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)
RILEY BOSTWICK WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)
ROCHESTER WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)
SOUTH STREAM WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)
STAMFORD MEADOWS WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)
STAR LAKE WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)
TINY POND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)
TINMOUTH CHANNEL WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)
WARD MARSH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)
THE NARROWS WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)
WHIPPLE HOLLOW WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)

BARRE DISTRICT

ESSEX JUNCTION DISTRICT
AVERYS GORE WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)
BLACK CREEK WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)
CARMENS MARSH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)
CORNWALL SWAMP WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)
DEAD CREEK WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)
EAST CREEK WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)
ELM BROOK WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)
FAIRFIELD SWAMP WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)
FRED JOHNSON WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)
GILSON MOUNTAIN WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)
HALFMOON COVE WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)
HUNTINGTON GAP WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)
INTERVALE WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)
LEWIS CREEK WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)
LITTLE OTTER CREEK WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)
LOWER LAMOILLE RIVER WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)
LOWER OTTER CREEK WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)
MAQUAM WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)
McCUEN SLANG WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)
MUD CREEK WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)
RICHVILLE WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)
ROBBINS MOUNTAIN WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)
ROCK RIVER WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)
SANDBAR WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)
SNAKE MOUNTAIN WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)
SOUTH HERO MARSH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)
WHITNEY/HOSPITAL CREEK WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)

ST. JOHNSBURY DISTRICT
AVERILL MOUNTAIN WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)
BALD HILL WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)
BILL SLADYK WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)
CALENDAR BROOK WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)
LEVI POND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)
ROY MOUNTAIN WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)
SOUTH BAY WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)
STEAM MILL BROOK WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)
VICTORY BOG WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)
WENLOCK WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)
WILLOUGHBY FALLS WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)

ARTHUR DAVIS WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)

Location

Arthur Davis WMA is located in south central Vermont in the towns of Plymouth and Reading. This WMA has common boundaries with the Coolidge and Plymouth State Parks. Coolidge State Park also has a common boundary with the Plymsbury WMA creating a large block of remote, undeveloped public property.

Habitat Features

This WMA is completely forested; primarily with sugar and red maple, yellow birch and beech. There is red spruce and white pine lightly mixed throughout. Several small streams, Reading Pond (22 acres), and a number of beaver-created wetlands are on the WMA. Colby Pond, a 20-acre Department-owned pond, is nearby.

Common Fish and Wildlife

Expect to find white-tailed deer, black bear, moose, beaver, mink, otter, coyote, fisher, ruffed grouse and woodcock. Wild brook trout are found in the streams. Colby Pond has a stocked brook trout put and take fishery. Reading Pond is not managed and has limited fishing opportunity.

Other

Hunting, fishing and trapping are allowed. For other uses, refer to the Department=s Public Use Policy for WMA=s.

Timber rights at Arthur Davis WMA are privately owned. The area is actively logged.



For further information, contact:

Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife
100 Mineral Street
Suite #302
Springfield, VT 05156
Telephone: (802) 885-8855


ATHERTON MEADOWS WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)

Location

Atherton Meadows WMA is located in the southern Vermont mountains in the town of Whitingham, only a few miles from Massachusetts.

Habitat Features

This WMA is almost completely forested largely with hardwood trees such as red and sugar maple, yellow birch and beech. Some hemlock is mixed in and there are beaver-dominated wetlands.

Common Fish and Wildlife

Expect to find white-tailed deer, black bear, moose, snowshoe hare, beaver, mink, otter, bobcat, coyote, fisher, ruffed grouse, turkey, woodcock and wild brook trout.

Other

Hunting, fishing and trapping are allowed. For other allowed uses, refer to the Department=s Public Use Policy for WMA=s.



For further information, contact:

Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife
100 Mineral Street
Suite #302
Springfield, VT 05156
Telephone: (802) 885-8855


DENSMORE HILL WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)

Location

Densmore Hill WMA is located in south central Vermont in the town of Hartland.

Habitat Features

About 70% of Densmore Hill WMA is forested; primarily with red and sugar maple, yellow birch and beech, but there are white birch and aspen mixed in as well. The remaining 30% of the WMA is old field, some apple orchards and beaver-created wetlands. There are two small streams on the WMA.

Common Fish and Wildlife

Expect to find white-tailed deer, beaver, mink, otter, coyote, fisher, red fox, ruffed grouse, turkey and woodcock. The streams are too small to be fishable.

Other

Hunting, fishing and trapping are allowed. For other allowed uses, refer to the Department=s Public Use Policy for WMA=s. Road access is good. The area has easily hiked terrain.



For further information, contact:

Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife
100 Mineral Street
Suite #302
Springfield, VT 05156
Telephone: (802) 885-8855


GALE MEADOWS WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)

Location

Gale Meadows WMA is located in the southern Vermont mountains in the town of Winhall.

Habitat Features

This WMA is mostly a softwood forest of red spruce, balsam fir, hemlock and white pine surrounding a 195-acre impoundment (Gale Meadows Pond). There are also beaver-created wetlands and a small acreage of brushy field on this WMA.

Common Fish and Wildlife

Expect to find white-tailed deer, moose, black bear, fisher, coyote, beaver, otter, mink, muskrat, hooded merganser, black and wood ducks, and Canada geese. Gale Meadows Pond has a warm water fishery of largemouth bass, yellow perch, pumpkinseed, chain pickerel and brown bullhead.

Other

Hunting, fishing and trapping are allowed. For other allowed uses, refer to the Department=s Public Use Policy for WMA=s.

Gale Meadow Pond has a 5 mph speed limit for motorized boats. There are good birding opportunities. More than 120 species of birds have been seen on this WMA.



For further information, contact:

Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife
100 Mineral Street
Suite #302
Springfield, VT 05156
Telephone: (802) 885-8855


HAWK MOUNTAIN WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)

Location

Hawk Mountain WMA is located in southeast Vermont in the towns of Baltimore and Cavendish. This WMA is bordered on the south by the Proctor-Piper State Forest.

Habitat Features

This WMA is very steep and rugged terrain. This WMA is completely forested with red and sugar maple, yellow birch and beech. There are small patches of red spruce and red oak scattered throughout.

Common Fish and Wildlife

Expect to find white-tailed deer, black bear, bobcat, fisher, turkey and ruffed grouse. There are no fishable waters on the WMA, but the nearby Black River in the vicinity of the WMA has brown and rainbow trout.

Other

Hunting, fishing and trapping are allowed. For other allowed uses, refer to the Department=s Public Use Policy for WMA=s.

The area abuts the Black River for about one mile. That stretch of the Black River is a trophy trout section and is stocked with large brown and rainbow trout. Timber rights on this WMA are privately owned and logging is frequent. Access is very poor and by foot only. From the north, access is by wading the Black River. From the south, access is from the Cavendish Gulf Road over a steep, rocky ridge.



For further information, contact:

Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife
100 Mineral Street
Suite #302
Springfield, VT 05156
Telephone: (802) 885-8855


KNAPP BROOK WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)

Location

Knapp Brook WMA is located in south central Vermont in the towns of Cavendish and Reading.

Habitat Features

This WMA is largely forested with red and sugar maple, yellow birch and beech, but there are areas of red oak, apple and softwood mixed throughout. There are two impounded ponds, a stream and beaver-created wetlands to add diversity. Knapp Pond #1 is 25 acres in size and Knapp Pond #2 is 35 acres in size.

Common Fish and Wildlife

Expect to find white-tailed deer, moose, snowshoe hare, grey squirrel, coyote, fisher, beaver, mink, otter, ruffed grouse and turkey. Knapp Brook has wild brook trout, while Knapp Ponds #1 and #2 have stocked rainbow trout.

Other

Hunting, fishing and trapping are allowed. For other allowed uses, refer to the Department=s Public Use Policy for WMA=s.

Knapp Pond #1 has a handicap fishing access facility. Timber rights are privately owned on a part of this WMA.



For further information, contact:

Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife
100 Mineral Street
Suite #302
Springfield, VT 05156
Telephone: (802) 885-8855


LES NEWELL WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)

Location

Les Newell WMA is a large, remote area located in Vermont=s south central mountains in the towns of Barnard, Bridgewater, Sherburne and Stockbridge.

Habitat Features

This WMA is completely forested with red and sugar maple, yellow birch, beech, balsam fir, hemlock and red spruce. There are some beaver-created wetlands in stream channels within this generally steep and ridgy area.

Common Fish and Wildlife

Expect to find white-tailed deer, black bear, moose, coyote, fisher, bobcat, beaver, mink, otter, ruffed grouse and turkey. Wild brook and rainbow trout are found in area streams.

Other

Hunting, fishing and trapping are allowed. For other allowed uses, refer to the Department=s Public Use Policy for WMA=s.

Timber rights on this WMA are privately owned and logging is common. The Appalachian Trail crosses the WMA near the height of ground in an east/west direction.



For further information, contact:

Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife
100 Mineral Street
Suite #302
Springfield, VT 05156
Telephone: (802) 885-8855


LITTLE ASCUTNEY WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)

Location

Little Ascutney WMA is located in southeast Vermont in the towns of Weathersfield and West Windsor just west of Ascutney Mountain. This WMA has a common east boundary with town lands, and those lands have a common east boundary with Ascutney State Park, making for a larger complex of public property.

Habitat Features

This WMA is nearly all forested with red and sugar maple, yellow birch, beech, red oak and hickory. The open lands are a mix of fields, apple trees and wetlands. Much of the forest land is steep and rocky. The small streams on this WMA are not fishable.

Common Fish and Wildlife

Expect to find white-tailed deer, moose, coyote, bobcat, turkey, ruffed grouse and woodcock. Peregrine falcon once nested on the rocky cliffs and hopefully will do so again in the future. Bald eagles are occasionally seen at this WMA.

Other

Hunting and trapping are allowed. For other allowed uses, refer to the Department=s Public Use Policy for WMA=s.

The small area streams are not fishable. This is a good birding site.



For further information, contact:

Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife
100 Mineral Street
Suite #302
Springfield, VT 05156
Telephone: (802) 885-8855


OTTAUQUECHEE WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)

Location

Ottauquechee WMA is located in Vermont=s south central mountains in the town of Bridgewater. The area is on the south side of the Ottauquechee River.

Habitat Features

This WMA is on a steep, north-facing slope. It is completely forested with regenerating red and sugar maple, yellow birch and beech.

Common Fish and Wildlife

Expect to find white-tailed deer, moose, black bear, ruffed grouse and turkey. Wild brook, brown and rainbow trout can be found in the Ottauquechee River.

Other

Hunting, fishing and trapping are allowed. For other allowed uses, refer to the Department=s Public Use Policy for WMA=s.

Timber rights on this WMA are privately owned. Access is very poor. This WMA is only legally reached by wading the Ottauquechee River.



For further information, contact:

Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife
100 Mineral Street
Suite #302
Springfield, VT 05156
Telephone: (802) 885-8855


ROARING BROOK WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)

Location

Roaring Brook WMA is located in southeast Vermont in the towns of Guilford and Vernon, right on the Massachusetts border. Interstate 91 (northbound) forms the WMA=s westerly boundary for over a mile.

Habitat Features

This WMA is forested mostly with red and white oak and hemlock, but also has a mix of black gum and chestnut with laurel, sassafras and blueberry in the understory. There are wetlands on the site but no streams.

Common Fish and Wildlife

Expect to find white-tailed deer, black bear (occasionally), grey squirrel, snowshoe hare, coyote, fisher, ruffed grouse and turkey.

Other

Hunting and trapping are allowed. For other allowed uses, refer to the Department=s Public Use Policy for WMA=s.

Access is difficult and confused by inter-mingled private ownerships on the east side of this WMA. There is no access from the west side because of Interstate 91. Timber rights are privately owned on some of this area.



For further information, contact:

Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife
100 Mineral Street
Suite #302
Springfield, VT 05156
Telephone: (802) 885-8855


SKITCHEWAUG WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)

Location

Skitchewaug WMA is located in southeastern Vermont in the town of Springfield.

Habitat Features

This WMA is a steep area forested with a mix of hemlock, white pine, hickory, white ash, black cherry, red and white oak. There is also a small wetland but no streams.

Common Fish and Wildlife

Expect to find white-tailed deer, grey squirrel, red fox, coyote, ruffed grouse and turkey.

Other

Hunting and trapping are allowed. For other allowed uses, refer to the Department=s Public Use Policy for WMA=s.

Access is very difficult and restricted to foot travel from Route 5 (east side) only.



For further information, contact:

Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife
100 Mineral Street
Suite #302
Springfield, VT 05156
Telephone: (802) 885-8855


WEATHERSFIELD WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)

Location

Weathersfield WMA is located in southeast Vermont in the town of Weathersfield. This WMA is located between Interstate 91 and U.S. Route 5.

Habitat Features

This WMA is forested with red and sugar maple, yellow birch, beech and white pine. There are no streams or wetlands.

Common Fish and Wildlife

Expect to find white-tailed deer.

Other

Hunting and trapping are allowed. For other allowed uses, refer to the Department=s Public Use Policy for WMA=s.

Timber rights are privately owned. Access is poor and restricted to walking from U.S. Route 5 (east side).



For further information, contact:

Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife
100 Mineral Street
Suite #302
Springfield, VT 05156
Telephone: (802) 885-8855


WHITE RIVER WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)

Location

White River WMA is located in east central Vermont in the town of Sharon. The White River forms the WMA=s north boundary.

Habitat Features

This WMA is rocky, steep and forested with a mix of red and sugar maple, yellow birch, beech and hemlock. The river bottom lands are a calcarious riverside seep natural community with several unusual plants.

Common Fish and Wildlife

Expect to find white-tailed deer, grey squirrel, coyote, mink, otter, raccoon, turkey and ruffed grouse. The White River offers bass, walleye, brown and rainbow trout and Atlantic salmon.

Other

Hunting, fishing and trapping are allowed. For other allowed uses, refer to the Department=s Public Use Policy for WMA=s.

Timber rights on this WMA are privately owned. Access is poor and for most of the area is cut off by the White River. Parking on Route 14 along the White River is good.



For further information, contact:

Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife
100 Mineral Street
Suite #302
Springfield, VT 05156
Telephone: (802) 885-8855


BIRD MOUNTAIN WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)

Location

Bird Mountain WMA is located in west central Vermont in the towns of Castleton, Ira and Poultney.

Habitat Features

This WMA is forested with a mix of red and sugar maple, yellow birch, beech, aspen, paper birch and white pine. There are some old fields and a small brook on the area.

Common Fish and Wildlife

Expect to find white-tailed deer, grey squirrel, cottontail rabbit, coyote, fisher, red fox, raccoon, mink, woodcock, ruffed grouse and turkey. Peregrine falcon nest on Bird Mountain.

Other

Hunting, fishing and trapping are allowed. For other allowed uses, refer to the Department=s Public Use Policy for WMA=s.

Access near the peregrine falcon nest site is restricted in spring and summer months to protect these state-listed endangered birds.



For further information, contact:

Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife
317 Sanitorium Road
West Wing
Pittsford, VT 05763-9358
Telephone: (802) 483-2172


BLUEBERRY HILL WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)

Location

Blueberry Hill WMA is located in west central Vermont in the towns of Castleton and Ira.

Habitat Features

This WMA is forested with a mix of red and sugar maple, yellow birch, beech, red oak, hophornbeam and white pine.

Common Fish and Wildlife

Expect to find white-tailed deer, grey squirrel, coyote, red fox, fisher, turkey and ruffed grouse.

Other

Hunting and trapping are allowed. For other allowed uses, refer to the Department=s Public Use Policy for WMA=s.

Access is difficult and complicated by interspersed private ownerships and a lack of parking. Don=t park in the Route 4 rest area or you may be ticketed.



For further information, contact:

Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife
317 Sanitorium Road
West Wing
Pittsford, VT 05763-9358
Telephone: (802) 483-2172


BRANDON SWAMP WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)

Location

Brandon Swamp WMA is located in west central Vermont in the towns of Brandon and Leicester.

Habitat Features

This WMA is a red maple/white cedar swamp bordered by seasonally (spring) flooded hardwoods. There are some actively-farmed corn and hay fields as well. Approximately 1.5 miles of streambank on Otter Creek is included in this WMA.

Common Fish and Wildlife

Expect to find white-tailed deer, beaver, otter, mink, woodcock, ruffed grouse, wood, black and mallard ducks, hooded merganser, smallmouth bass, yellow perch, northern pike and brown bullhead.

Other

Hunting, fishing and trapping are allowed. For other allowed uses, refer to the Department=s Public Use Policy for WMA=s.

Access is difficult and by foot or boat only. In season, mosquitos are dense.



For further information, contact:

Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife
317 Sanitorium Road
West Wing
Pittsford, VT 05763-9358
Telephone: (802) 483-2172


BUCZEK MARSH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)

Location

Buczek Marsh WMA is located in west central Vermont in the town of Poultney.

Habitat Features

This WMA is a beaver-created wetland surrounded by forested upland of hemlock, white ash, sugar maple, aspen and red oak.

Common Fish and Wildlife

Expect to find white-tailed deer, grey squirrel, beaver, muskrat, mink, otter, turkey, black, mallard and wood ducks.

Other

Hunting and trapping are allowed. For other allowed uses, refer to the Department=s Public Use Policy for WMA=s.

Access is by a right-of-way for foot travel only.



For further information, contact:

Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife
317 Sanitorium Road
West Wing
Pittsford, VT 05763-9358
Telephone: (802) 483-2172


HUBBARDTON BATTLEFIELD WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)

Location

Hubbardton Battlefield WMA is located in west central Vermont in the town of Hubbardton.

Habitat Features

This WMA is forested with a mix of red and sugar maple, yellow birch, beech, hophornbeam, hickory, red oak and white pine. There are some old fields with occasional apple trees as well.

Common Fish and Wildlife

Expect to find white-tailed deer, cottontail rabbit, grey squirrel, red fox, coyote, fisher, woodcock, ruffed grouse and turkey.

Other

Hunting and trapping are allowed. There are no fishable waters. For other allowed uses, refer to the Department=s Public Use Policy for WMA=s.

This WMA was part of the site of the only Revolutionary War battle fought in Vermont. The Division of Historic Preservation maintains a visitor and interpretive center on their adjacent property.



For further information, contact:

Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife
317 Sanitorium Road
West Wing
Pittsford, VT 05763-9358
Telephone: (802) 483-2172


KESICK SWAMP WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)

Location

Kesick Swamp WMA is located in southwest Vermont in the town of Sunderland.

Habitat Features

This WMA is a wetland mix of cattail and scrub shrub emergent marsh with a fringe of red maple and white pine at the wetland edge.

Common Fish and Wildlife

Expect to find white-tailed deer, beaver, otter, mink, muskrat, raccoon, black bear, moose, wood, black and mallard ducks, hooded mergansers, Canada geese and ruffed grouse.

Other

Hunting, fishing and trapping are allowed. For other allowed uses, refer to the Department=s Public Use Policy for WMA=s.

Access is by right-of-way for foot travel only.



For further information, contact:

Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife
317 Sanitorium Road
West Wing
Pittsford, VT 05763-9358
Telephone: (802) 483-2172


LOVES MARSH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)

Location

Love=s Marsh WMA is located in west central Vermont at the north end of Lake Bomoseen in the town of Castleton.

Habitat Features

This WMA is a mix of cattail marsh and open water wetland created by an impoundment.

Common Fish and Wildlife

Expect to find beaver, muskrat, otter, mink, black, wood and mallard ducks, hooded merganser, northern pike, largemouth bass, yellow perch, brown bullhead, bluegill and pumpkinseed.

Other

Hunting, fishing and trapping are allowed. For other allowed uses, refer to the Department=s Public Use Policy for WMA=s. There are no parking facilities.



For further information, contact:

Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife
317 Sanitorium Road
West Wing
Pittsford, VT 05763-9358
Telephone: (802) 483-2172


MARSH POND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)

Location

Marsh Pond WMA is located in west central Vermont in the town of Fair Haven.

Habitat Features

This WMA is an impounded wetland with emergent and submergent vegetation.

Common Fish and Wildlife

Expect to find beaver, muskrat, mink, otter, wood duck, hooded merganser, brown bullhead, yellow perch, pumpkinseed, northern pike and chain pickerel.

Other

Hunting, fishing and trapping are allowed. For other allowed uses, refer to the Department=s Public Use Policy for WMA=s. Access from Pond Road is restricted.



For further information, contact:

Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife
317 Sanitorium Road
West Wing
Pittsford, VT 05763-9358
Telephone: (802) 483-2172


OTTER CREEK WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)

Location

Otter Creek WMA is located in southwest Vermont in the towns of Danby and Mt. Tabor.

Habitat Features

This WMA is 70% forested with red and sugar maple, yellow birch, beech, red oak, hickory, hemlock and white pine. The remaining 30% is open, some in active agriculture, and scrub/shrub wetland. There is 1.5 miles of Otter Creek frontage on this WMA.

Common Fish and Wildlife

Expect to find white-tailed deer, black bear, moose, snowshoe hare, grey squirrel, fisher, red fox, coyote, bobcat, raccoon, beaver, muskrat, mink, otter, ruffed grouse, turkey, woodcock, wood, black and mallard ducks, blue-winged teal, hooded merganser, brook, brown and rainbow trout.

Other

Hunting, fishing and trapping are allowed. For other allowed uses, refer to the Department=s Public Use Policy for WMA=s.



For further information, contact:

Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife
317 Sanitorium Road
West Wing
Pittsford, VT 05763-9358
Telephone: (802) 483-2172


PLYMSBURY WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)

Location

Plymsbury WMA is located in the south central Vermont mountains in the towns of Plymouth and Shrewsbury.

Habitat Features

This WMA is 90% forested with a mix of red and sugar maple, yellow birch, beech and red spruce. The remaining acreage is in old fields and wetlands. There are streams on the area.

Common Fish and Wildlife

Expect to find white-tailed deer, black bear, moose, snowshoe hare, fisher, red fox, coyote, bobcat, raccoon, beaver, mink, muskrat, ruffed grouse, turkey, woodcock, black, wood and mallard ducks, hooded merganser, and brook trout.

Other

Hunting, fishing and trapping are allowed. For other allowed uses, refer to the Department=s Public Use Policy for WMA=s.



For further information, contact:

Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife
317 Sanitorium Road
West Wing
Pittsford, VT 05763-9358
Telephone: (802) 483-2172


POND WOODS WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)

Location

Pond Woods WMA is located in west central Vermont in the towns of Benson and Orwell.

Habitat Features

This WMA is nearly all forested with a mix of red and sugar maple, yellow birch, beech, red oak, hickory and hemlock. There are wetlands, small streams and Spruce and Dowdy Ponds on this WMA.

Common Fish and Wildlife

Expect to find white-tailed deer, snowshoe hare, cottontail rabbit, grey squirrel, red fox, coyote, bobcat, turkey, ruffed grouse, woodcock and yellow perch.

Other

Hunting, fishing and trapping are allowed. For other allowed uses, refer to the Department=s Public Use Policy for WMA=s.

Timber rights on much of this WMA are privately owned.



For further information, contact:

Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife
317 Sanitorium Road
West Wing
Pittsford, VT 05763-9358
Telephone: (802) 483-2172


RILEY BOSTWICK WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)

Location

Riley Bostwick WMA is located in the central Vermont mountains in the town of Rochester.

Habitat Features

This WMA is almost all forested with a mix of red and sugar maple, yellow birch, beech, white ash, aspen, paper birch, white pine, red spruce, balsam fir and hemlock. There are active hay fields, old fields and scattered apple trees as well. Nasmith Brook flows through this WMA.

Common Fish and Wildlife

Expect to find white-tailed deer, moose, black bear, snowshoe hare, mink, raccoon, red fox, coyote, fisher, ruffed grouse, woodcock, turkey and brook trout.

Other

Hunting, fishing and trapping are allowed. For other allowed uses, refer to the Department=s Public Use Policy for WMA=s.

Prior to public ownership, this land was managed as a tree farm. The 1,000,000 tree farm acre is on this WMA. The national Christmas trees displayed at the White House in Washington, DC, came from this property in 1923, 1964 and 1982.



For further information, contact:

Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife
317 Sanitorium Road
West Wing
Pittsford, VT 05763-9358
Telephone: (802) 483-2172


ROCHESTER WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)

Location

Rochester WMA is located in the central Vermont mountains in the town of Rochester.

Habitat Features

This WMA is completely forested with red and sugar maple, beech, yellow birch, white birch and red spruce. The area is steep and high elevation and is in pole-sized timber.

Common Fish and Wildlife

Expect to find white-tailed deer, black bear, moose, red fox, coyote, fisher and ruffed grouse.

Other

Hunting and trapping are allowed. There are no fishable waters. For other allowed uses, refer to the Department=s Public Use Policy for WMA=s.

Timber rights on this WMA are privately owned. Access is by foot travel only.



For further information, contact:

Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife
317 Sanitorium Road
West Wing
Pittsford, VT 05763-9358
Telephone: (802) 483-2172


SOUTH STREAM WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)

Location

South Stream WMA is located in southwest Vermont in the town of Pownal.

Habitat Features

This WMA is an impounded wetland with emergent vegetation, alders and open water.

Common Fish and Wildlife

Expect to find beaver, mink, fisher, red fox, muskrat, otter, raccoon, black, wood and mallard ducks, smallmouth bass and pickerel.

Other

Hunting, fishing and trapping are allowed. For other allowed uses, refer to the Department=s Public Use Policy for WMA=s.



For further information, contact:

Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife
317 Sanitorium Road
West Wing
Pittsford, VT 05763-9358
Telephone: (802) 483-2172


STAMFORD MEADOWS WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)

Location

Stamford Meadows WMA is located in southwest Vermont in the towns of Pownal and Stamford.

Habitat Features

This WMA is forested with red and sugar maple, yellow birch, beech and red spruce. Several streams, Lake Hancock, and many beaver-created wetlands are on the area.

Common Fish and Wildlife

Expect to find white-tailed deer, black bear, moose, coyote, fisher, red fox, beaver, mink, otter, ruffed grouse, Canada geese, mallards, black and wood ducks.

Other

Hunting, fishing and trapping are allowed. For other allowed uses, refer to the Department=s Public Use Policy for WMA=s.

Timber rights on this WMA are mostly privately owned. This WMA borders extensive areas of the Green Mountain National Forests and provides an opportunity for a remote, back country experience. The Appalachian and Long Trails are co-located in a north/south corridor across this WMA.



For further information, contact:

Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife
317 Sanitorium Road
West Wing
Pittsford, VT 05763-9358
Telephone: (802) 483-2172


STAR LAKE WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)

Location

Star Lake WMA is located in south central Vermont in the town of Mt. Holly.

Habitat Features

This WMA is forested with pole-sized red maple, yellow birch, red spruce and balsam fir. There is frontage on Star Lake.

Common Fish and Wildlife

Expect to find white-tailed deer, moose, black bear, snowshoe hare, red fox, coyote, ruffed grouse and yellow perch.

Other

Hunting, fishing and trapping are allowed. For other allowed uses, refer to the Department=s Public Use Policy for WMA=s.



For further information, contact:

Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife
317 Sanitorium Road
West Wing
Pittsford, VT 05763-9358
Telephone: (802) 483-2172


TINY POND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)

Location

Tiny Pond WMA is located in south central Vermont in the towns of Ludlow, Mt. Holly and Plymouth.

Habitat Features

This WMA is forested with red and sugar maple, yellow birch, beech and red spruce. Tiny Pond is a 30-acre pond which has a 20-acre wetland associated with it.

Common Fish and Wildlife

Expect to find white-tailed deer, black bear, moose, bobcat, fisher, red fox, coyote, snowshoe hare, beaver, otter, mink, black, mallard and wood ducks, and hooded merganser.

Other

Hunting, fishing and trapping are allowed. For other allowed uses, refer to the Department=s Public Use Policy for WMA=s.



For further information, contact:

Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife
317 Sanitorium Road
West Wing
Pittsford, VT 05763-9358
Telephone: (802) 483-2172


TINMOUTH CHANNEL WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)

Location

Tinmouth Channel WMA is located in southwest Vermont in the town of Tinmouth.

Habitat Features

This WMA is forested with a mix of hemlock, white pine, white cedar, tamarack, red maple, beech and hophornbeam surrounding a large open water, emergent, shrub/scrub wetland associated with the Clarendon River.

Common Fish and Wildlife

Expect to find white-tailed deer, black bear, moose, bobcat, snowshoe hare, beaver, muskrat, mink, raccoon, coyote, turkey, ruffed grouse, woodcock, wood, black and mallard ducks, hooded merganser, snipe, brook and brown trout.

Other

Hunting, fishing and trapping are allowed. For other allowed uses, refer to the Department=s Public Use Policy for WMA=s.



For further information, contact:

Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife
317 Sanitorium Road
West Wing
Pittsford, VT 05763-9358
Telephone: (802) 483-2172


WARD MARSH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)

Location

Ward Marsh WMA is located in west central Vermont in the town of West Haven.

Habitat Features

This WMA is a cattail marsh with a seasonally-flooded red and silver maple forest fringe around the wetland and is adjacent to the Poultney River.

Common Fish and Wildlife

Expect to find white-tailed deer, raccoon, muskrat, mink, otter, black, wood and mallard ducks. The adjacent Poultney River has brown bullhead, catfish, white and yellow perch, largemouth bass, northern pike and crappie.

Other

Hunting, fishing and trapping are allowed. For other allowed uses, refer to the Department=s Public Use Policy for WMA=s.



For further information, contact:

Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife
317 Sanitorium Road
West Wing
Pittsford, VT 05763-9358
Telephone: (802) 483-2172


THE NARROWS WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)

Location

The Narrows WMA is located in west central Vermont in the town of West Haven.

Habitat Features

This WMA is a mix of forest, active agricultural lands and lakeshore wetlands. The forest is red and sugar maple, yellow birch, beech, red oak, hickory, hophornbeam and white pine. There is frontage on Lake Champlain.

Common Fish and Wildlife

Expect to find white-tailed deer, grey squirrel, muskrat, beaver, red fox, coyote, turkey, ruffed grouse, woodcock, snipe, wood and mallard ducks, and hooded merganser. The adjacent Lake Champlain waters offer largemouth and smallmouth bass, walleye, catfish, brown bullhead, northern pike, chain pickerel, white and yellow perch, sheepshead, gar, bowfin, black and white crappie, pumpkinseed and blue gill.

Other

Hunting, fishing and trapping are allowed. For other allowed uses, refer to the Department=s Public Use Policy for WMA=s.



For further information, contact:

Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife
317 Sanitorium Road
West Wing
Pittsford, VT 05763-9358
Telephone: (802) 483-2172


WHIPPLE HOLLOW WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)

Location

Whipple Hollow WMA is located in west central Vermont in the towns of Pittsford and West Rutland.

Habitat Features

This WMA is 72% hardwood forest, 14% softwood forest and 14% open fields. There is also a small scrub/shrub wetland and frontage on the Castleton River. Common forest trees are red, white and chestnut oaks, hickory, beech, aspen, white pine and hemlock.

Common Fish and Wildlife

Expect to find white-tailed deer, grey squirrel, fisher, red fox, coyote, raccoon, mink, ruffed grouse and turkey.

Other

Hunting, fishing and trapping are allowed. For other allowed uses, refer to the Department=s Public Use Policy for WMA=s.



For further information, contact:

Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife
317 Sanitorium Road
West Wing
Pittsford, VT 05763-9358
Telephone: (802) 483-2172


BUCK LAKE WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)

Location

Buck Lake WMA is located in central Vermont in the town of Woodbury.

Habitat Features

This WMA is mostly forested with red and sugar maple, yellow birch and beech. There are some old fields along the access road, small amounts of wetlands and a pond (Buck Lake). Rock slag heaps from early granite quarrying occur.

Common Fish and Wildlife

Expect to find white-tailed deer, black bear, moose, snowshoe hare, beaver, otter, mink, raccoon, ruffed grouse, woodcock, loons, scarlet tanager, redstart, yellow throat, smallmouth bass, yellow perch, brown bullhead and stocked brook trout.

Other

Hunting, fishing and trapping are allowed except during the period June 1 through August 31 annually when the Department operates a children=s camp at this site. When using this WMA at any time of the year, avoid those areas along the access road that are developed with camp buildings as these are frequently used as Department training and meeting sites in non-snow months.

Motorized boats are not allowed. Parking for trailered boats is limited.

For other allowed uses, refer to the Department=s Public Use Policy for WMA=s.



For further information, contact:

Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife
324 North Main Street
Barre, VT 05641
Telephone: (802) 476-0199


CLOVER HILL WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)

Location

Clover Hill WMA is located in east central Vermont in the town of Stratford.

Habitat Features

This WMA is completely forested with red and sugar maple, yellow birch, beech, hemlock and red spruce. The small stream on this WMA is not fishable.

Common Fish and Wildlife

Expect to find white-tailed deer, moose, black bear, snowshoe hare, fisher, raccoon, ruffed grouse and turkey.

Other

Hunting and trapping are allowed. For other allowed uses, refer to the Department=s Public Use Policy for WMA=s.

Timber rights on this WMA are privately owned.



For further information, contact:

Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife
324 North Main Street
Barre, VT 05641
Telephone: (802) 476-0199


EAST HILL WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)

Location

East Hill WMA is located in north central Vermont in the town of Wolcott.

Habitat Features

This WMA is forested with balsam fir and red spruce with some scattered hardwoods. There are beaver-created wetlands, small streams and frontage on Wolcott Pond. There are remnant old fields and scattered apple trees as well.

Common Fish and Wildlife

Expect to find white-tailed deer, black bear, moose, snowshoe hare and ruffed grouse. Wolcott Pond and the streams do not support a sport fishery.

Other

Hunting and trapping are allowed. For other allowed uses, refer to the Department=s Public Use Policy for WMA=s.

On the western half of this WMA, the Department owns public hunting rights only, while the eastern half is owned in fee.



For further information, contact:

Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife
324 North Main Street
Barre, VT 05641
Telephone: (802) 476-0199


FAIRLEE MARSH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)

Location

Fairlee Marsh WMA is located in east central Vermont in the town of Fairlee.

Habitat Features

This WMA is a large wetland off the Connecticut River. The wetland, a mix of open water and emergent plants, is bordered by an upland buffer that is a mix of agricultural land and red oak forest.

Common Fish and Wildlife

Expect to find white-tailed deer, beaver, muskrat, raccoon, wood, black and mallard ducks, green-winged teal, great blue heron, bass, chain pickerel, northern pike, yellow perch and pan fish.

Other

Hunting, fishing and trapping are allowed. For other allowed uses, refer to the Department=s Public Use Policy for WMA=s.

An undeveloped canoe campsite is located at the river=s edge. Access is by boat only.



For further information, contact:

Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife
324 North Main Street
Barre, VT 05641
Telephone: (802) 476-0199


KIBLING HILL WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)

Location

Kibling Hill WMA is located in east central Vermont in the town of Strafford.

Habitat Features

This WMA is forested with red and sugar maple, yellow birch, beech, a scattering of red oak, and old fields.

Common Fish and Wildlife

Expect to find white-tailed deer, black bear, grey squirrel, ruffed grouse and turkey.

Other

Hunting is allowed. The Department owns public hunting rights only. Trapping and fishing rights remain with the landowners and require permission.



For further information, contact:

Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife
324 North Main Street
Barre, VT 05641
Telephone: (802) 476-0199


MIDDLESEX WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)

Location

Middlesex WMA is located in central Vermont in the town of Middlesex.

Habitat Features

This WMA is primarily a softwood forest mainly of hemlock, white pine and balsam fir. There is a small stream and a small wetland on this WMA.

Common Fish and Wildlife

Expect to find white-tailed deer, black bear, moose, snowshoe hare and ruffed grouse.

Other

Hunting, fishing and trapping are allowed. The Department owns the development, timber and recreational rights to this property, but does not own the land. Access is very difficult via an unimproved Class 4 town road.



For further information, contact:

Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife
324 North Main Street
Barre, VT 05641
Telephone: (802) 476-0199


MIDDLESEX NOTCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)

Location

Middlesex Notch WMA is located in central Vermont in the towns of Middlesex and Waterbury.

Habitat Features

This 630-acre WMA is completely forested with red and sugar maple, yellow birch and beech. There are red oaks at the lower elevations. There is a stream on the area.

Common Fish and Wildlife

Expect to find white-tailed deer, black bear, moose, coyote, grey squirrel, ruffed grouse and turkey.

Other

Hunting, fishing and trapping are allowed. For other allowed uses, refer to the Department=s Public Use Policy for WMA=s.



For further information, contact:

Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife
324 North Main Street
Barre, VT 05641
Telephone: (802) 476-0199


PINE MOUNTAIN WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)

Location

Pine Mountain WMA is located in east central Vermont in the towns of Groton, Newbury, Ryegate and Topsham.

Habitat Features

This WMA is 95% forested with a mix of hardwood trees including red and sugar maple, yellow birch, beech, white ash, black cherry, red oak, hophornbeam, basswood and softwood trees such as balsam fir, red spruce, hemlock, white pine and white cedar. There are beaver-created wetlands and white cedar swamp. There are small amounts of old fields and several small streams on the area.

Common Fish and Wildlife

Expect to find white-tailed deer, black bear, moose, bobcat, coyote, fisher, ruffed grouse, woodcock and brook trout.

Other

Hunting, fishing and trapping are allowed. For other allowed uses, refer to the Department=s Public Use Policy for WMA=s.



For further information, contact:

Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife
324 North Main Street
Barre, VT 05641
Telephone: (802) 476-0199


PODUNK WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)

Location

Podunk WMA is located in east central Vermont in the town of Strafford.

Habitat Features

This WMA is nearly completely forested with a mix of sugar maple, white birch, balsam fir, red spruce, hemlock, and plantation red and white pines and Norway spruce. There is a small amount of old field and a 4-acre impoundment.

Common Fish and Wildlife

Expect to find white-tailed deer, black bear, moose, grey squirrel, fisher, ruffed grouse and turkey.

Other

Hunting, fishing and trapping are allowed. For other allowed uses, refer to the Department=s Public Use Policy for WMA=s.



For further information, contact:

Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife
324 North Main Street
Barre, VT 05641
Telephone: (802) 476-0199


WASHINGTON WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)

Location

Washington WMA is located in east central Vermont in the town of Washington.

Habitat Features

This WMA is forested with red and sugar maple, yellow birch and beech. There is a small wetland.

Common Fish and Wildlife

Expect to find white-tailed deer, black bear, moose, ruffed grouse and turkey.

Other

Hunting and trapping are allowed. There are no fishable waters. For other allowed uses, refer to the Department=s Public Use Policy for WMA=s.

Timber rights on this WMA are privately owned.



For further information, contact:

Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife
324 North Main Street
Barre, VT 05641
Telephone: (802) 476-0199


WEST FAIRLEE WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)

Location

West Fairlee WMA is located in east central Vermont in the town of West Fairlee.

Habitat Features

This WMA is completely forested with red and sugar maple, yellow birch and beech. There are no streams.

Common Fish and Wildlife

Expect to find white-tailed deer, snowshoe hare, ruffed grouse and turkey.

Other

Hunting and trapping are allowed. For other allowed uses, refer to the Department=s Public Use Policy for WMA=s.

Access is difficult due to the small area of road frontage that limits parking.



For further information, contact:

Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife
324 North Main Street
Barre, VT 05641
Telephone: (802) 476-0199


WILD BRANCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)

Location

Wild Branch WMA is located in north central Vermont in the town of Eden.

Habitat Features

This WMA is almost completely forested with red and sugar maple, yellow birch and beech. There are small areas of old fields with apple trees. The small streams on the area are not fishable. Beaver-created wetlands occur.

Common Fish and Wildlife

Expect to find white-tailed deer, black bear, moose, beaver, bobcat, ruffed grouse and woodcock.

Other

Hunting and trapping are allowed. For other allowed uses, refer to the Department=s Public Use Policy for WMA=s.

This WMA has a common boundary with Atlas Timberland Partnership properties which are open to public hunting, fishing and trapping.



For further information, contact:

Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife
324 North Main Street
Barre, VT 05641
Telephone: (802) 476-0199


WORCESTER WOODS WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)

Location

Worcester Woods WMA is located in north central Vermont in the town of Worcester.

Habitat Features

This WMA is completely forested with a mix of balsam fir, red spruce, red and sugar maple, yellow birch and beech.

Common Fish and Wildlife

Expect to find white-tailed deer, black bear, moose snowshoe hare and ruffed grouse.

Other

Hunting and trapping are allowed. There are no fishable waters. For other allowed uses, refer to the Department=s Public Use Policy for WMA=s.

This WMA is landlocked. A narrow, steep right-of-way for foot travel only provides access easterly from Route 12.



For further information, contact:

Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife
324 North Main Street
Barre, VT 05641
Telephone: (802) 476-0199


AVERYS GORE WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)

Location

Avery=s Gore WMA is located in the northern Vermont mountains in the town of Montgomery.

Habitat Features

This WMA is forested with red and sugar maple, yellow birch and beech. There is a small old field as well.

Common Fish and Wildlife

Expect to find white-tailed deer, black bear, moose, bobcat, fisher, coyote, ruffed grouse and turkey.

Other

Hunting and trapping are allowed. There are no fishable waters. For other allowed uses, refer to the Department=s Public Use Policy for WMA=s.

The WMA borders Atlas Timberland Partnership lands which are open to public hunting, fishing and trapping.



For further information, contact:

Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife
111 West Street
Essex Junction, VT 05452
Telephone: (802) 878-1564


BLACK CREEK WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)

Location

Black Creek WMA is located in northwest Vermont adjacent to Lake Champlain in the town of St. Albans.

Habitat Features

This WMA is a cattail-dominated emergent wetland.

Common Fish and Wildlife

Expect to find mallard, black and wood ducks, hooded merganser, green-winged teal, great blue heron, black tern, beaver, raccoon and muskrat. Common fish include yellow perch and brown bullhead.

Other

Hunting, fishing and trapping are allowed. For other allowed uses, refer to the Department=s Public Use Policy for WMA=s.

This WMA offers excellent birding for wetland species.



For further information, contact:

Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife
111 West Street
Essex Junction, VT 05452
Telephone: (802) 878-1564


CARMENS MARSH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)

Location

Carmen=s Marsh WMA is located in northwest Vermont adjacent to Missisquoi Bay of Lake Champlain in the town of Swanton.

Habitat Features

This WMA is a scrub/shrub wetland with seasonally flooded hardwood forest inclusions. Water level is controlled by Lake Champlain.

Common Fish and Wildlife

Expect to find wood and mallard ducks, ruffed grouse, grey squirrel, beaver, muskrat and northern pike.

Other

Hunting, fishing and trapping are allowed. For other allowed uses, refer to the Department=s Public Use Policy for WMA=s.

This WMA offers good birding for wetland species. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service operated a walleye pike hatchery at this site until the late 1930's. The buildings still stand.



For further information, contact:

Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife
111 West Street
Essex Junction, VT 05452
Telephone: (802) 878-1564


CORNWALL SWAMP WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)

Location

Cornwall Swamp WMA is located along Otter Creek in west central Vermont in the towns of Cornwall and Whiting.

Habitat Features

This WMA is part of the largest interior wetland complex in Vermont. The area is a seasonally flooded, forested wetland with a mosaic of tree species including red maple, elm, green ash, white cedar and white pine. Small acreages of agricultural field and drier hardwood forest occur.

Common Fish and Wildlife

Expect to find white-tailed deer, raccoon, cottontail rabbit, grey squirrel, ruffed grouse, turkey, woodcock, black, wood and mallard ducks. Otter Creek supports a warm water fishery of largemouth and smallmouth bass, chain pickerel, northern pike and brown bullhead.

Other

Hunting, fishing and trapping are allowed. For other allowed uses, refer to the Department=s Public Use Policy for WMA=s.

This WMA is an excellent birding site. Access is limited to foot travel and is difficult due to wet conditions except after freeze up. Mosquitos are very dense in season.



For further information, contact:

Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife
111 West Street
Essex Junction, VT 05452
Telephone: (802) 878-1564


DEAD CREEK WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)

Location

Dead Creek WMA is located in west central Vermont in the towns of Addison, Bridport and Panton.

Habitat Features

This WMA has seven impoundments that create cattail-dominated wetlands. Water levels are actively managed. Surrounding uplands are a mix of active agricultural lands and clay plain forests of shag bark hickory, swamp white, burr oaks, dogwood and prickly ash.

Common Fish and Wildlife

Expect to find white-tailed deer, cottontail rabbit, grey squirrel, bobcat, beaver, mink, muskrat, otter, red fox, coyote, raccoon, woodcock, ruffed grouse, black, mallard and wood ducks, blue-winged teal, huge flocks of migrating Canada and snow geese, brown bullhead, pan fish, yellow perch and carp.

Other

Hunting, fishing and trapping are allowed but access to portions of this WMA are regulated as the area is managed primarily as a waterfowl refuge. A public viewing area is located along the south side of Route 17 that provides excellent viewing of the huge fall concentrations of Canada and snow geese. Over 200 species of birds have been sighted on this WMA. A bird list is available for this excellent birding site.

For other allowed uses, refer to the Department=s Public Use Policy for WMA=s.

The area is staffed and prior consultation with staff is required before using the area other than the viewing site, parking lots and main building complex.



For further information, contact:

Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife
111 West Street
Essex Junction, VT 05452
Telephone: (802) 878-1564
or
Dead Creek WMA Refuge Office
(802) 759-2398


EAST CREEK WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)

Location

East Creek WMA is located in west central Vermont in the towns of Benson and Orwell. The property is along East Creek and is in two separated parcels.

Habitat Features

The parcel along the South Fork of East Creek is an emergent marsh created by three impoundments with a narrow upland border. The parcel along East Creek is a natural emergent marsh with water levels regulated by Lake Champlain. The area is Vermont=s largest narrow-leafed cattail marsh.

Common Fish and Wildlife

Expect to find black, wood and mallard ducks, blue and green-winged teal, hooded merganser, Canada geese, beaver, muskrat, bass and brown bullhead.

Other

Hunting, fishing and trapping are allowed. A small portion of this WMA is closed as a refuge and is clearly marked and signed (see map). For other allowed uses, refer to the Department=s Public Use Policy for WMA=s.

Birding opportunities are good for wetland species.



For further information, contact:

Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife
111 West Street
Essex Junction, VT 05452
Telephone: (802) 878-1564


ELM BROOK WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)

Location

Elm Brook WMA is located in northwest Vermont in the town of Fairfield.

Habitat Features

This WMA is 80% forested with a mix of red and sugar maple, yellow birch, beech, hemlock and white pine. The remainder is active agricultural land, brushy fields and scattered apple trees. There is a stream and beaver-created wetland on the area.

Common Fish and Wildlife

Expect to find white-tailed deer, snowshoe hare, beaver, mink, coyote, fisher, raccoon, ruffed grouse, woodcock, turkey and brook trout.

Other

Hunting, fishing and trapping are allowed. For other allowed uses, refer to the Department=s Public Use Policy for WMA=s.



For further information, contact:

Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife
111 West Street
Essex Junction, VT 05452
Telephone: (802) 878-1564


FAIRFIELD SWAMP WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)

Location

Fairfield Swamp WMA is located in northwest Vermont in the towns of Fairfax, Fairfield, St. Albans and Swanton.

Habitat Features

This WMA is an impounded, emergent marsh with a mix of dwarf shrubs, cattails and white cedar. Surrounding uplands are a mix of red and sugar maple, black cherry, elm, green ash, red spruce, balsam fir and white cedar.

Common Fish and Wildlife

Expect to find white-tailed deer, moose coyote, snowshoe hare, red fox, bobcat, fisher, raccoon, wood, black and mallard ducks, hooded merganser, ruffed grouse, woodcock, turkey and brown bullhead.

Other

Hunting, fishing and trapping are allowed. For other allowed uses, refer to the Department=s Public Use Policy for WMA=s.

This WMA offers good birding for wetland species.



For further information, contact:

Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife
111 West Street
Essex Junction, VT 05452
Telephone: (802) 878-1564


FRED JOHNSON WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)

Location

Fred Johnson WMA is located in northwest Vermont in the towns of Hinesburg and Starksboro.

Habitat Features

This WMA is forested with a mix of hemlock, white pine, planted red pine, yellow, paper, black and grey birch, red and sugar maple, beech, white ash, red oak and aspen.

Common Fish and Wildlife

Expect to find white-tailed deer, moose, grey squirrel, ruffed grouse and turkey.

Other

Hunting and trapping are allowed. There are no fishable waters. For other allowed uses, refer to the Department=s Public Use Policy for WMA=s.

Timber rights on this WMA are privately held.



For further information, contact:

Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife
111 West Street
Essex Junction, VT 05452
Telephone: (802) 878-1564


GILSON MOUNTAIN WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)

Location

Gilson Mountain WMA is located in northwest Vermont in the town of Fletcher.

Habitat Features

This WMA is a mix of red and sugar maple, yellow birch, beech, hemlock, white pine and red oak. There is a small wetland on the area.

Common Fish and Wildlife

Expect to find white-tailed deer, moose, black bear, grey squirrel, ruffed grouse and turkey.

Other

Hunting is allowed. The Department owns hunting rights only on this land. Trapping, fishing and other uses require landowner permission. Access is by foot only along a marked right-of-way from the Lapland Road.



For further information, contact:

Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife
111 West Street
Essex Junction, VT 05452
Telephone: (802) 878-1564


HALFMOON COVE WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)

Location

Halfmoon Cove WMA is located in northwest Vermont in the town of Colchester.

Habitat Features

This WMA is a mix of floodplain forest and emergent marsh located in an oxbow of the Winooski River. Common tree species are red oak, red maple, white pine, red and white cedars pitch pine and willow. Common wetland plants include water lily, duckweed, cattail and wild rice. The adjacent Winooski River supports a diverse fishery.

Common Fish and Wildlife

Expect to find white-tailed deer, beaver, muskrat, mink, raccoon, black, wood and mallard ducks, blue-winged teal, hooded merganser, woodcock, chain pickerel, northern pike, brown bullhead, yellow perch, carp, pumpkinseed and crappie.

Other

Hunting, fishing and trapping are allowed. For other allowed uses, refer to the Department=s Public Use Policy for WMA=s.

This WMA offers good birding for wetland species.



For further information, contact:

Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife
111 West Street
Essex Junction, VT 05452
Telephone: (802) 878-1564


HUNTINGTON GAP WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)

Location

Huntington Gap WMA is located in the west central mountains of Vermont in the towns of Buel=s Gore, Fayston and Huntington.

Habitat Features

This WMA is completed forested with a mix of red and sugar maple, yellow birch, beech, hemlock, red spruce and balsam fir. A small stream is on the area.

Common Fish and Wildlife

Expect to find white-tailed deer, black bear, moose, coyote, fisher, bobcat, raccoon, mink, snowshoe hare, ruffed grouse, turkey and brook trout.

Other

Hunting, fishing and trapping are allowed. For other allowed uses, refer to the Department=s Public Use Policy for WMA=s.

The Long Trail crosses portions of this WMA. Timber rights on this WMA are privately owned. This WMA is adjacent to the much larger Camel=s Hump State Park and, in combination, provides a remote, back country opportunity.



For further information, contact:

Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife
111 West Street
Essex Junction, VT 05452
Telephone: (802) 878-1564


INTERVALE WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)

Location

Intervale WMA is located in west central Vermont in two separated parcels in the city of Burlington.

Habitat Features

This WMA is a mix of cattail-dominated wetland, impounded ponds, open fields and brush lands.

Common Fish and Wildlife

Expect to find beaver, mink, muskrat, grey squirrel, raccoon, red fox, black, wood and mallard ducks, blue-winged teal and bass.

Other

This WMA is open to fishing and trapping. The city of Burlington has a firearm discharge ordinance that effectively prohibits hunting.

This WMA provides a good birding opportunity close to an urban environment.



For further information, contact:

Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife
111 West Street
Essex Junction, VT 05452
Telephone: (802) 878-1564


LEWIS CREEK WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)

Location

Lewis Creek WMA is located in west central Vermont in the town of Starksboro.

Habitat Features

This WMA is completely forested with aspen, paper birch, red and sugar maple, yellow birch, beech and hemlock. There are small acreages of old field and apple orchards. Small streams are on this WMA and some limited area of wetland.

Common Fish and Wildlife

Expect to find white-tailed deer, black bear, moose, raccoon, coyote, beaver, mink, fisher, snowshoe hare, ruffed grouse, turkey, woodcock and brook trout.

Other

Hunting, fishing and trapping are allowed. For other allowed uses, refer to the Department=s Public Use Policy for WMA=s.



For further information, contact:

Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife
111 West Street
Essex Junction, VT 05452
Telephone: (802) 878-1564


LITTLE OTTER CREEK WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)

Location

Little Otter Creek WMA is located in west central Vermont in the town of Ferrisburg and borders Lake Champlain.

Habitat Features

This WMA is 60% wetland and 40% upland forest. Cattail dominates the wetland which has its water level naturally regulated by Lake Champlain and Little Otter Creek. The upland forest is a mix of red maple, white ash, grey birch, red oak, white oak, hickory, white pine and hemlock.

Common Fish and Wildlife

Expect to find white-tailed deer, cottontail rabbit, grey squirrel, beaver, mink, muskrat, otter, red and grey fox, raccoon, coyote, bobcat, ruffed grouse, turkey, woodcock, Canada geese, wood, black and mallard ducks, hooded merganser, blue-winged teal, smallmouth and largemouth bass, yellow perch, brown bullhead, northern pike, walleye, brook, brown, rainbow and steelhead trout.

Other

Hunting, fishing and trapping are allowed. For other allowed uses, refer to the Department=s Public Use Policy for WMA=s.

This is an excellent birding site for wetland species.



For further information, contact:

Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife
111 West Street
Essex Junction, VT 05452
Telephone: (802) 878-1564


LOWER LAMOILLE RIVER WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)

Location

Lower Lamoille River WMA is located in northwest Vermont in the town of Milton.

Habitat Features

This WMA is a mix of emergent marsh wetlands and floodplain forest in an oxbow of the Lamoille River. Common plants include cattail, wild rice, red and silver maple.

Common Fish and Wildlife

Expect to find white-tailed deer, beaver, muskrat, mink, raccoon, wood and mallard ducks, walleye, salmon, yellow perch and smallmouth bass.

Other

Hunting, fishing and trapping are allowed. For other allowed uses, refer to the Department=s Public Use Policy for WMA=s.



For further information, contact:

Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife
111 West Street
Essex Junction, VT 05452
Telephone: (802) 878-1564


LOWER OTTER CREEK WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)

Location

Lower Otter Creek WMA is located in west central Vermont along Otter Creek in the towns of Panton and Ferrisburg. The property is in six separate parcels.

Habitat Features

This WMA is 43% forested, 36% wetland and 21% open field. The forest portion is a mix of red and silver maple, elm, black ash, swamp white oak, aspen, hemlock and a small red pine plantation. The wetlands are a mix of emergent marsh, scrub/shrub and floodplain forest along Otter Creek.

Common Fish and Wildlife

Expect to find white-tailed deer, beaver, mink, otter, muskrat, raccoon, grey squirrel, cottontail rabbit, red fox, coyote, turkey, ruffed grouse, woodcock, Canada geese, black, wood and mallard ducks, hooded merganser, northern pike, smallmouth and largemouth bass, walleye, brown bullhead and carp.

Other

Hunting, fishing and trapping are allowed. For other allowed uses, refer to the Department=s Public Use Policy for WMA=s.

This WMA offers good birding opportunities for wetland species and osprey.



For further information, contact:

Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife
111 West Street
Essex Junction, VT 05452
Telephone: (802) 878-1564


MAQUAM WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)

Location

Maquam WMA is located in northwest Vermont in the town of Swanton. This WMA is in two units; one is a wetland along the Lake Champlain shore at First Creek and the second is an upland parcel east and south of Route 36.

Habitat Features

The wetland parcel is a mix of open water, emergent cattail and scrub/shrub wetland. The upland parcel is 51% old field and brush, with apple trees mixed throughout, 10% hemlock and 39% hardwoods such as grey birch, aspen, red oak, green ash and red maple. The upland parcel has numerous forested wetlands as well.

Common Fish and Wildlife

Expect to find white-tailed deer, cottontail rabbit, red fox, coyote, beaver, mink, muskrat, otter, raccoon, turkey, ruffed grouse, snipe, woodcock, black, wood and mallard ducks, hooded merganser, green-winged teal, ring-necked duck, yellow perch, bass, northern pike, brown bullhead, largemouth bass and catfish.

Other

Hunting, fishing and trapping are allowed. For other allowed uses, refer to the Department=s Public Use Policy for WMA=s.



For further information, contact:

Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife
111 West Street
Essex Junction, VT 05452
Telephone: (802) 878-1564


McCUEN SLANG WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)

Location

McCuen Slang WMA is located in west central Vermont in the town of Addison on Lake Champlain.

Habitat Features

This WMA has frontage on Lake Champlain and is a mix of old field, dogwood, elm, white ash, hickory, red oak and emergent cattail marsh created by an impoundment.

Common Fish and Wildlife

Expect to find white-tailed deer, red fox, raccoon, grey squirrel, cottontail rabbit, muskrat, woodcock, turkey and ruffed grouse. Off-shore fish species include brown bullhead, crappie and northern pike.

Other

Hunting, fishing and trapping are allowed. For other allowed uses, refer to the Department=s Public Use Policy for WMA=s.



For further information, contact:

Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife
111 West Street
Essex Junction, VT 05452
Telephone: (802) 878-1564


MUD CREEK WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)

Location

Mud Creek WMA is located in northwest Vermont in the town of Alburg.

Habitat Features

This WMA is a mix of cattail-dominated emergent marsh and forested swamp (red maple/black ash; spruce/fir/tamarack) wetlands and a forested upland of red maple and white cedar.

Common Fish and Wildlife

Expect to find white-tailed deer, grey squirrel, raccoon, beaver, muskrat, mink, otter, ruffed grouse, turkey, black, mallard and wood ducks, hooded merganser, blue-winged teal, goldeneye, yellow perch, bullhead and northern pike.

Other

Hunting and trapping are allowed by a controlled permit process. Contact the office listed below.

Fishing is only allowed in the outlet stream south of the old railroad bed. Permits are not required for fishing.

Excellent birding opportunities exist for wetland species.



For further information, contact:

Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife
111 West Street
Essex Junction, VT 05452
Telephone: (802) 878-1564


RICHVILLE WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)

Location

Richville WMA is located in west central Vermont in the towns of Orwell and Shoreham.

Habitat Features

This WMA is an impoundment and associated wetlands on the Lemon Fair River. There is a shoreline Afringe@ of upland along ARichville Pond@ and a block of wooded lands south of the Pond and easterly of the Shoreham Depot Road. The wetland portion is a deep, emergent marsh with floating aquatics. The upland is a mix of young red cedar, juniper, white pine and elm.

Common Fish and Wildlife

Expect to find white-tailed deer, cottontail rabbit, raccoon, wood, mallard and black ducks, blue and green-winged teal, hooded merganser, bass and northern pike.

Other

Hunting, fishing and trapping are allowed. For other allowed uses, refer to the Department=s Public Use Policy for WMA=s.



For further information, contact:

Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife
111 West Street
Essex Junction, VT 05452
Telephone: (802) 878-1564


ROBBINS MOUNTAIN WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)

Location

Robbins Mountain WMA is located in the west central Vermont mountains in the towns of Bolton and Richmond.

Habitat Features

This WMA is forested with a mix of hemlock, red and sugar maple, yellow birch, white ash and beech.

Common Fish and Wildlife

Expect to find white-tailed deer, black bear, moose, coyote, bobcat, raccoon, turkey and ruffed grouse.

Other

Hunting and trapping are allowed. There are no fishable waters on this WMA. For other allowed uses, refer to the Department=s Public Use Policy for WMA=s.

This WMA is adjacent to the Camel=s Hump State Park which creates a large block of public land suitable for a back country opportunity.



For further information, contact:

Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife
111 West Street
Essex Junction, VT 05452
Telephone: (802) 878-1564


ROCK RIVER WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)

Location

Rock River WMA is located in northwest Vermont in the town of Highgate.

Habitat Features

This WMA is a mix of wetland and floodplain forest bisected by the Rock River.

Common Fish and Wildlife

Expect to find white-tailed deer, beaver, otter, mink, raccoon, grey squirrel, black, mallard and wood ducks, northern pike, yellow perch, bullhead and crappie.

Other

Hunting, fishing and trapping are allowed. For other allowed uses, refer to the Department=s Public Use Policy for WMA=s.



For further information, contact:

Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife
111 West Street
Essex Junction, VT 05452
Telephone: (802) 878-1564


SANDBAR WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)

Location

Sandbar WMA is located in northwest Vermont in the town of Milton.

Habitat Features

This WMA is 70% wetland and 30% forested upland. The wetlands are a mix of open water emergent marsh and floodplain forest composed of cattail, burreed, arrowhead, sedges, wild rice, floating and submerged aquatics, cottonwood, elm, red and silver maple. The uplands are a mix of hemlock, white pine, white cedar, red oak, aspen, grey birch, hickory, white ash, red and sugar maple. There are small areas of open field as well.

Common Fish and Wildlife

Expect to find white-tailed deer, moose, grey squirrel, cottontail rabbit, coyote, beaver, mink, otter, muskrat, raccoon, black, mallard, wood, goldeneye and ring-necked ducks, hooded merganser, woodcock, snipe, turkey, ruffed grouse, smallmouth and largemouth bass, walleye, yellow perch, blue gill and northern pike.

Other

Part of this WMA is a wildlife refuge. That part west of Route 2 and all lakeshore wetlands are closed to public access except for fishing in the immediate area of the Route 2 culvert (shore fishing only), the boat launch area opposite Sandbar State Park and the Lamoille River. Within the refuge, hunting is prohibited, trapping is controlled by permit, and all other uses are prohibited except for legitimate scientific study which is allowed by permit. The upland part of the WMA east of Route 2 is open to hunting and trapping, as is the island at the mouth of the Lamoille River.

For other allowed uses within the open area of the property, refer to the Department=s Public Use Policy for WMA=s.



For further information, contact:

Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife
111 West Street
Essex Junction, VT 05452
Telephone: (802) 878-1564


SNAKE MOUNTAIN WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)

Location

Snake Mountain WMA is located in west central Vermont in the towns of Addison and Weybridge.

Habitat Features

This WMA is forested with a mix of red oak, shagbark hickory, hophornbeam, red and sugar maple, yellow birch, beech, white cedar, white pine and hemlock. There is a dwarf shrub bog on the top of Snake Mountain but no fishable waters.

Common Fish and Wildlife

Expect to find white-tailed deer, cottontail rabbit, grey squirrel, coyote, bobcat, woodcock, turkey and ruffed grouse.

Other

Hunting and trapping are allowed. For other allowed uses, refer to the Department=s Public Use Policy for WMA=s.

Timber rights are privately owned on this WMA.

There is a popular day hike to the summit from the Wilmarth Road that provides views of the Lake Champlain Valley and the Adirondack Mountains.

This WMA is a good fall hawk migration watching site.



For further information, contact:

Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife
111 West Street
Essex Junction, VT 05452
Telephone: (802) 878-1564


SOUTH HERO MARSH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)

Location

South Hero Marsh WMA is located in northwest Vermont in the town of South Hero.

Habitat Features

This WMA is a cattail marsh.

Common Fish and Wildlife

Expect to find beaver, mink, muskrat, otter, raccoon, black, mallard and wood ducks, yellow perch, brown bullhead, northern pike, crappie and bass.

Other

Hunting, fishing and trapping are allowed. For other allowed uses, refer to the Department=s Public Use Policy for WMA=s.



For further information, contact:

Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife
111 West Street
Essex Junction, VT 05452
Telephone: (802) 878-1564


WHITNEY/HOSPITAL CREEK WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)

Location

Whitney/Hospital Creek WMA is located in west central Vermont in the town of Addison adjacent to Lake Champlain.

Habitat Features

This WMA is a mix of emergent and scrub/shrub wetlands, old fields, apple orchard and forest (white ash, red maple, shagbark hickory, hophornbeam and red oak).

Common Fish and Wildlife

Expect to find white-tailed deer, cottontail rabbit, red fox, coyote, grey squirrel, muskrat, ruffed grouse, woodcock, turkey, green-winged teal, wood and mallard ducks, brown bullhead, yellow and white perch, crappie, smallmouth bass, northern pike, catfish and carp.

Other

Hunting, fishing and trapping are allowed. For other allowed uses, refer to the Department=s Public Use Policy for WMA=s.



For further information, contact:

Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife
111 West Street
Essex Junction, VT 05452
Telephone: (802) 878-1564


AVERILL MOUNTAIN WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)

Location

Averill Mountain WMA is located in northeast Vermont in the town of Norton.

Habitat Features

This WMA is a steep, rocky site forested with red and sugar maple, yellow birch and beech. There are no fishable waters.

Common Fish and Wildlife

Expect to find white-tailed deer, black bear, moose, bobcat, fisher, coyote and ruffed grouse.

Other

Hunting and trapping are allowed. For other allowed uses, refer to the Department=s Public Use Policy for WMA=s.

Access to this WMA is by foot travel only along a right-of-way.



For further information, contact:

Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife
1229 Portland Street
Suite 201
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819
Telephone: (802) 751-0100


BALD HILL WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)

Location

Bald Hill WMA is located in northeast Vermont in the towns of Newark and Westmore.

Habitat Features

This WMA is forested with a mix of red and sugar maple, yellow birch, beech, red and white spruce, balsam fir and white cedar. There are some old fields with scattered apple trees as well. Bean Brook, and Bald Hill and Brown Ponds are on this WMA.

Common Fish and Wildlife

Expect to find white-tailed deer, black bear, moose, snowshoe hare, coyote, fisher, beaver, otter, mink, ruffed grouse and brook trout.

Other

Hunting, fishing and trapping are allowed. For other allowed uses, refer to the Department=s Public Use Policy for WMA=s.

There is a fish culture station on this WMA.



For further information, contact:

Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife
1229 Portland Street
Suite 201
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819
Telephone: (802) 751-0100


BILL SLADYK WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)

Location

Bill Sladyk WMA is located in northeast Vermont in the towns of Holland, Norton, Warner=s Grant and Warren=s Gore.

Habitat Features

This WMA is forested with a mix of red and sugar maple, yellow birch, beech, balsam fir, red and white spruce. There are many beaver-created wetlands, several streams and Beaver, Duck, Halfway, Holland, Line, Round and Turtle Ponds.

Common Fish and Wildlife

Expect to find white-tailed deer, black bear, moose, beaver, mink, otter, fisher, coyote, snowshoe hare, ruffed grouse, brook and rainbow trout, and chain pickerel.

Other

Hunting, fishing and trapping are allowed. For other allowed uses, refer to the Department=s Public Use Policy for WMA=s.

This WMA borders the Black Tern State Forest creating an extensive area of remote public land suitable for a back country experience.

Beaver, Duck and Halfway Ponds are managed as Awalk-in@ fisheries.

Birding opportunities are good for boreal species.



For further information, contact:

Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife
1229 Portland Street
Suite 201
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819
Telephone: (802) 751-0100


CALENDAR BROOK WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)

Location

Calendar Brook WMA is located in northeast Vermont in the town of Sutton.

Habitat Features

This WMA is forested; 71% white spruce and balsam fir, and 29% white cedar. Much of the cedar is swamp. There are small amounts of aspen, red maple and yellow birch mixed throughout. Calendar Brook flows through the area.

Common Fish and Wildlife

Expect to find white-tailed deer, black bear, moose, snowshoe hare, bobcat, fisher, coyote, beaver, mink and brook trout.

Other

Hunting, fishing and trapping are allowed. For other allowed uses, refer to the Department=s Public Use Policy for WMA=s.



For further information, contact:

Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife
1229 Portland Street
Suite 201
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819
Telephone: (802) 751-0100


LEVI POND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)

Location

Levi Pond WMA is located in northeast Vermont in the town of Groton.

Habitat Features

This WMA is forested with red and sugar maple, yellow birch and beech. There are beaver-created wetlands. There is frontage on Levi Pond and Red Brook flows through the area.

Common Fish and Wildlife

Expect to find white-tailed deer, moose, black bear, beaver, mink, otter, hooded merganser, wood duck and brook trout.

Other

Hunting, fishing and trapping are allowed. For other allowed uses, refer to the Department=s Public Use Policy for WMA=s.



For further information, contact:

Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife
1229 Portland Street
Suite 201
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819
Telephone: (802) 751-0100


ROY MOUNTAIN WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)

Location

Roy Mountain WMA is located in northeast Vermont in the towns of Barnet and Ryegate.

Habitat Features

This WMA is mostly forested with red and sugar maple, yellow birch, beech, hemlock, red oak, red pine and white cedar swamp. There are old fields, apple trees and extensive beaver-created wetlands along with frontage on Jewett Pond, Upper and Lower Symes Ponds, and several small streams.

Common Fish and Wildlife

Expect to find white-tailed deer, black bear, moose, beaver, otter, mink, turkey, ruffed grouse, Canada geese, wood, black and mallard ducks, hooded merganser, brown bullhead and brook trout.

Other

Hunting, fishing and trapping are allowed. For other allowed uses, refer to the Department=s Public Use Policy for WMA=s.



For further information, contact:

Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife
1229 Portland Street
Suite 201
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819
Telephone: (802) 751-0100


SOUTH BAY WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)

Location

South Bay WMA is located in northeast Vermont in the towns of Coventry and Newport at the southern part of Lake Memphremagog.

Habitat Features

This WMA is a large wetland complex and associated floodplain forest, red maple and white cedar swamp along the Black River. There are also some upland acreages of old fields with intermixed apple orchards, white pine and white cedar forest.

Common Fish and Wildlife

Expect to find white-tailed deer, black bear, beaver, otter, mink, muskrat, raccoon, snowshoe hare, woodcock, ruffed grouse, black, mallard and wood ducks, rainbow smelt, yellow perch, chain pickerel, largemouth bass, rock bass, brown bull, walleye and rainbow trout.

Other

Hunting, fishing and trapping are allowed. NOTE: Public trapping in the Coventry Station area of South Bay Marsh is restricted due to deed restrictions. For other allowed uses, refer to the Department=s Public Use Policy for WMA=s.

Excellent birding opportunities exist for wetland species.



For further information, contact:

Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife
1229 Portland Street
Suite 201
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819
Telephone: (802) 751-0100


STEAM MILL BROOK WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)

Location

Steam Mill Brook WMA is located in northeast Vermont in the towns of Danville, Stannard, Walden and Wheelock.

Habitat Features

This WMA is 95% forested with red and sugar maple, yellow birch, beech, red and white spruce, balsam fir, white cedar, aspen and paper birch. The remaining area is a mix of old fields and wetlands. Several streams are on the area. There is frontage on Colis and Stannard Ponds.

Common Fish and Wildlife

Expect to find white-tailed deer, black bear, moose, snowshoe hare, coyote, fisher, bobcat, raccoon, beaver, mink, otter, ruffed grouse, turkey, black, mallard and wood ducks, hooded merganser, smallmouth bass, chain pickerel, yellow perch and brook trout.

Other

Hunting, fishing and trapping are allowed. For other allowed uses, refer to the Department=s Public Use Policy for WMA=s.

This WMA is the largest in Vermont and produces an opportunity for a remote, back country experience.



For further information, contact:

Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife
1229 Portland Street
Suite 201
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819
Telephone: (802) 751-0100


VICTORY BOG WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)

Location

Victory Bog WMA is located in northeast Vermont in the town o f Victory.

Habitat Features

This WMA is 62% forested with red, white and black spruce, balsam fir, red and sugar maple, yellow birch and beech. There is a large (37% of area), varied wetland complex of ponds, bogs, wooded swamps and sedge meadows. One percent (1%) of the area is in old fields. The Moose River and several small streams flow through thought this WMA.

Common Fish and Wildlife

Expect to find white-tailed deer, black bear, moose, beaver, mink, otter, coyote, bobcat, snowshoe hare, woodcock, ruffed grouse, black, mallard and wood ducks, hooded merganser, brook and brown trout.

Other

Hunting, fishing and trapping are allowed. For other allowed uses, refer to the Department=s Public Use Policy for WMA=s.

There is a good birding opportunity, particularly for boreal species such as gray jay and blackbacked woodpeckers.



For further information, contact:

Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife
1229 Portland Street
Suite 201
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819
Telephone: (802) 751-0100


WENLOCK WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)

Location

Wenlock WMA is located in northeast Vermont in the town of Ferdinand.

Habitat Features

This WMA is forested with black, red and white spruce, balsam fir, white pine, hemlock, white birch and aspen. There are many wetlands, including bogs and spruce/fir/tamarack swamps. The Nulhegan River flows through this WMA.

Common Fish and Wildlife

Expect to find white-tailed deer, black bear, moose, snowshoe hare, fisher, coyote, beaver, mink, otter, muskrat, bobcat, ruffed grouse, mallard, black, goldeneye and ring-necked ducks and brook trout.

Other

Hunting, fishing and trapping are allowed. For other allowed uses, refer to the Department=s Public Use Policy for WMA=s.

This WMA provides excellent opportunities for birding, particularly boreal species such as Canada jay, blackbacked woodpecker and spruce grouse.



For further information, contact:

Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife
1229 Portland Street
Suite 201
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819
Telephone: (802) 751-0100


WILLOUGHBY FALLS WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)

Location

Willoughby Falls WMA is located in northeast Vermont in the town of Barton.

Habitat Features

This WMA is a complex of wetlands along the Willoughby River, including a pond. The wetlands are fringed with a white cedar border. There are old fields, alders and apple trees intermixed.

Common Fish and Wildlife

Expect to find white-tailed deer, moose, beaver, mink, otter, muskrat, woodcock, hooded merganser and rainbow trout.

Other

Hunting, fishing and trapping are allowed. For other allowed uses, refer to the Department=s Public Use Policy for WMA=s.

The migratory rainbow trout provide an unusual viewing opportunity as they Ajump@ Willoughby Falls each spring.



For further information, contact:

Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife
1229 Portland Street
Suite 201
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819
Telephone: (802) 751-0100


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