Montour Wildlife Management Area

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Montour Wildlife Management Area
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
A map of Idaho showing the location of Montour WMA
A map of Idaho showing the location of Montour WMA
Location Gem County, Idaho, United States
Nearest city Emmett, ID
Coordinates 43°55′49″N 116°19′35″W / 43.93029°N 116.326396°W / 43.93029; -116.326396Coordinates: 43°55′49″N 116°19′35″W / 43.93029°N 116.326396°W / 43.93029; -116.326396
Area 1,100 acres (4.5 km2)
Established 1976
Governing body Idaho Department of Fish and Game
http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/ifwis/ibt/site.aspx?id=SW6

Montour Wildlife Management Area at 1,100 acres (4.5 km2) is an Idaho wildlife management area in Gem County near Emmett along the Payette River.[1] It was established in 1976 with Bureau of Reclamation funds after the construction of the Black Canyon Dam backed up water in the Montour area.[2] The Bureau of Reclamation and the Idaho Department of Fish and Game entered a cooperative agreement to manage the WMA in 1983.

The WMA is a complex of wetlands that support wtaerfowl and upland game.[3] Raptors are commonly seen in the area, and game bird hunting, wildlife viewing, fishing, and camping are some of the activities available to visitors.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Montour Wildlife Management Area". Idaho Department of Fish and Game. Archived from the original on February 21, 2013. Retrieved May 29, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Black Canyon Reservoir and Montour Wildlife Management Area Resource Management Plan". U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. June 2004. Archived from the original on February 21, 2013. Retrieved May 29, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Montour Wildlife Management Area, Idaho". Public Lands Information Center. Archived from the original on February 21, 2013. Retrieved May 29, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Wildlife Management Areas". Idaho Department of Fish and Game. Archived from the original on February 20, 2013. Retrieved May 29, 2012.