Mud Lake Wildlife Management Area

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Mud Lake Wildlife Management Area
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
A map of Idaho showing the location of Mud Lake WMA
A map of Idaho showing the location of Mud Lake WMA
Location Jefferson County, Idaho, United States
Nearest city Mud Lake, ID
Coordinates 43°53′29″N 112°25′00″W / 43.891436°N 112.416718°W / 43.891436; -112.416718Coordinates: 43°53′29″N 112°25′00″W / 43.891436°N 112.416718°W / 43.891436; -112.416718
Area 8,853 acres (35.8 km2)
Established 1940
Governing body Idaho Department of Fish and Game
http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/ifwis/ibt/site.aspx?id=SE40

Mud Lake Wildlife Management Area at 8,853 acres (35.83 km2) is an Idaho wildlife management area in Jefferson County north of the town of Mud Lake.[1] Land acquisition for the WMA began in 1940, and the most recent acquisition was in 1969.[2]

The WMA surrounds Mud Lake, which is only about 5 feet (1.5 m) deep.[3] In March and early April up to 50,000 snow geese settle on the lake, along with other waterfowl, including trumpeter swans.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mud Lake Wildlife Management Area". Idaho Department of Fish and Game. Archived from the original on February 21, 2013. Retrieved May 31, 2012. 
  2. ^ Maeder, Thomas (July 1999). "Mud Lake Wildlife Management Area Management Plan". Idaho Department of Fish and Game. Archived from the original on February 21, 2013. Retrieved May 31, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Mud Lake Wildlife Management Area, Idaho". Public Lands Information Center. Archived from the original on February 21, 2013. Retrieved May 31, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Wildlife Management Areas". Idaho Department of Fish and Game. Archived from the original on February 20, 2013. Retrieved May 31, 2012.