Blackfoot River Wildlife Management Area

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Blackfoot River Wildlife Management Area
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
A map of Idaho showing the location of the Blackfoot River WMA
A map of Idaho showing the location of the Blackfoot River WMA
Location Caribou County, Idaho, United States
Nearest city Soda Springs, ID
Coordinates 42°49′23″N 111°20′17″W / 42.823114°N 111.338132°W / 42.823114; -111.338132Coordinates: 42°49′23″N 111°20′17″W / 42.823114°N 111.338132°W / 42.823114; -111.338132
Area 2,400 acres (9.7 km2)
Established 1994
Governing body Idaho Department of Fish and Game
http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/ifwis/ibt/site.aspx?id=SE26

Blackfoot River Wildlife Management Area at 2,400 acres (9.7 km2) is an Idaho wildlife management area in Caribou County near the town of Soda Springs.[1] The location of the WMA along the Blackfoot River was purchased by John Jay Stocking in 1907 and then by the Conservation Fund in 1994, which sold it to the Idaho Department of Fish and Game.[2]

The WMA was established to provide access to and improve westslope cutthroat trout habitat and other game species.[3] Moose, elk, and mule deer are the most common large game species found in the WMA.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Blackfoot River Wildlife Management Area". Idaho Department of Fish and Game. Archived from the original on February 20, 2013. Retrieved May 30, 2012. 
  2. ^ Deal, Jerry (July 1999). "Blackfoot River Wildlife Management Area Management Plan". Idaho Department of Fish and Game. Archived from the original on February 20, 2013. Retrieved May 30, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Blackfoot River Wildlife Management Area, Idaho". Public Lands Information Center. Archived from the original on February 20, 2013. Retrieved May 30, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Wildlife Management Areas". Idaho Department of Fish and Game. Archived from the original on February 20, 2013. Retrieved May 30, 2012.