C.J. Strike Wildlife Management Area

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C.J. Strike Wildlife Management Area
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
A map of Idaho showing the location of C.J. Strike WMA
A map of Idaho showing the location of C.J. Strike WMA
Location Elmore and Owyhee counties, Idaho, United States
Nearest city Mountain Home, ID
Coordinates 42°57′29″N 115°58′05″W / 42.958104°N 115.968016°W / 42.958104; -115.968016Coordinates: 42°57′29″N 115°58′05″W / 42.958104°N 115.968016°W / 42.958104; -115.968016
Area 10,664 acres (43.2 km2)
Established 1953
Governing body Idaho Department of Fish and Game
http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/ifwis/ibt/site.aspx?id=70

C.J. Strike Wildlife Management Area at 10,664 acres (43.16 km2) is an Idaho wildlife management area in Elmore and Owyhee counties southwest of Mountain Home.[1] The Idaho Department of Fish and Game manages Idaho Power Company, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Bureau of Land Management lands surrounding C. J. Strike Reservoir on the Snake and Bruneau rivers.[2] In 2005, Idaho Power assumed management of the 3,000 acres (1,200 ha) it owns near the C. J. Strike Dam.[3]

Raptors are common in the WMA, which is near the Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area.[4] During winter 30,000-90,000 ducks and 5,000-12,000 Canada geese can be found in the WMA.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "C.J. Strike Management Area". Idaho Department of Fish and Game. Archived from the original on February 20, 2013. Retrieved May 30, 2012. 
  2. ^ Orcutt, Dick (January 2006). "C.J. Strike Wildlife Management Area Management Plan". Idaho Department of Fish and Game. Archived from the original on February 20, 2013. Retrieved May 30, 2012. 
  3. ^ "C.J. Strike Wildlife Management Area (WMA)". Idaho Power. Archived from the original on February 20, 2013. Retrieved May 30, 2012. 
  4. ^ "C.J. Strike Wildlife Management Area". Public Lands Information Center. Archived from the original on February 20, 2013. Retrieved May 30, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Wildlife Management Areas". Idaho Department of Fish and Game. Archived from the original on February 20, 2013. Retrieved May 30, 2012.