Cecil H. Underwood Wildlife Management Area

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Coordinates: 39°43′20″N 80°32′53″W / 39.72222°N 80.54806°W / 39.72222; -80.54806
Cecil H. Underwood Wildlife Management Area
West Virginia Wildlife Management Area
Cecil H Underwood WMA - Sign.jpg
Sign for Cecil H. Underwood WMA along US 250
Country United States
State West Virginia
Counties Marshall, Wetzel
Elevation 1,440 ft (438.9 m) [1]
Coordinates 39°43′20″N 80°32′53″W / 39.72222°N 80.54806°W / 39.72222; -80.54806
Area 2,215 acres (896.4 ha) [2]
Management Wildlife Resources Section, WVDNR
Owner West Virginia Division of Natural Resources
IUCN category IV - Habitat/Species government Area
Nearest town Cameron, West Virginia
Location of Cecil H. Underwood Wildlife Management Area in West Virginia

Cecil H. Underwood Wildlife Management Area is located on 2,215 acres (896 ha) near in Marshall and Wetzel counties near Cameron, West Virginia.[2] The rugged, steep terrain varies in elevation from about 800 feet along the banks of the West Virginia Fork of Fish Creek to over 1500 feet. The steep slopes are covered with mixed hardwoods and forest clearings fields. The WMA is located about 10 miles south of Cameron on Rice Ridge Road off of U. S. Route 250, along the border of Marshall and Wetzel counties.

Hunting and Fishing[edit]

Hunting opportunities, limited by the small size of the area, include deer, grouse, squirrel, turkey and grouse. Fishing opportunities in the West Virginia Fork of Fish Creek include smallmouth bass, rock bass, and sunfish. Camping is prohibited at this WMA.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ WikiMapia Maps, Rice Ridge Road in Cecil H. Underwood WMA, retrieved August 8, 2008
  2. ^ a b "Cecil H. Underwood WMA page". WV Division of Natural Resources. Retrieved 2008-08-08. 
  3. ^ "West Virginia Wildlife Management Areas". West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. Archived from the original on 2008-04-15. Retrieved 2008-08-08. 

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