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 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.