Elkhorn Wildlife Area

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Elkhorn Wildlife Area
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
Map showing the location of Elkhorn Wildlife Area
Map showing the location of Elkhorn Wildlife Area
Map of the United States
Location Baker County and Union County, Oregon
Nearest city North Powder, Oregon
Coordinates 45°01′49″N 118°05′44″W / 45.0304139°N 118.0954957°W / 45.0304139; -118.0954957Coordinates: 45°01′49″N 118°05′44″W / 45.0304139°N 118.0954957°W / 45.0304139; -118.0954957[1]
Area 8,674 acres (35.10 km2)
Established 1971
Governing body ODFW, BLM, and USFS

The Elkhorn Wildlife Area is a wildlife management area located near North Powder, Oregon, United States. The large site covers parts of Union and Baker counties, including parts of the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest.[2][3]

The area was set aside in 1971 for protecting migrating elk and deer during the winter months. Ownership of the land falls principally to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife with 26.57 km2 (10.26 mi2), almost 76%. The remainder is divided amongst the United States Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management, and private owners.[2]

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