Carey Lake Wildlife Management Area

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Carey Lake Wildlife Management Area
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
A map of Idaho showing the location of the Carey Lake WMA
A map of Idaho showing the location of the Carey Lake WMA
Location Blaine County, Idaho, United States
Nearest city Carey, ID
Coordinates 43°19′25″N 113°55′53″W / 43.323509°N 113.931455°W / 43.323509; -113.931455Coordinates: 43°19′25″N 113°55′53″W / 43.323509°N 113.931455°W / 43.323509; -113.931455
Area 400 acres (1.6 km2)
Established 1949
Governing body Idaho Department of Fish and Game
http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/ifwis/ibt/site.aspx?id=84

Carey Lake Wildlife Management Area at 400 acres (1.6 km2) is an Idaho wildlife management area in Blaine County near the town of Carey.[1] The first land acquisition for the WMA occurred in 1949 from the Carey Lake Reservoir Company to provide habitat for migrating and breeding waterfowl and shorebirds.[2]

The WMA is at the edge of lava field that includes Craters of the Moon National Monument to the east.[3] Mule deer are the most common large mammal, and the most common recreational activity is fishing, particularly for largemouth bass and bluegill.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Carey Lake Wildlife Management Area". Idaho Department of Fish and Game. Archived from the original on February 20, 2013. Retrieved May 30, 2012. 
  2. ^ Gregory, Terry D.; Apa, Anthony D.; Gorgen, William F.; McDonald, Michael J.; Musil, Dave D. (July 1999). "Carey Lake Wildlife Management Area Management Plan". Idaho Department of Fish and Game. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 20, 2013. Retrieved May 30, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Carey Lake Wildlife Management Area". 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.