Sand Creek Wildlife Management Area

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Sand Creek Wildlife Management Area
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
A photo of the St. Anthony dunes and part of the Sand Creek WMA viewed from space
The St. Anthony dunes and part of the WMA
A map of Idaho showing the location of Sand Creek WMA
A map of Idaho showing the location of Sand Creek WMA
Location Fremont County, Idaho, United States
Nearest city St. Anthony, ID
Coordinates 44°02′17″N 111°43′02″W / 44.037978°N 111.717301°W / 44.037978; -111.717301Coordinates: 44°02′17″N 111°43′02″W / 44.037978°N 111.717301°W / 44.037978; -111.717301
Area 31,000 acres (125.5 km2)
Established 1947
Governing body Idaho Department of Fish and Game
http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/ifwis/ibt/site.aspx?id=SE44

Sand Creek Wildlife Management Area at 31,000 acres (130 km2) is an Idaho wildlife management area in Fremont County near the town of St. Anthony.[1] The WMA was established in 1947 when the Chapman Ranch was acquired with federal funds.[2]

The WMA includes sand dunes and habitat for about 3,000 elk and the only desert-wintering moose herd in the world with about 400 individuals.[3] The area also has 1,500 mule deer and many other game species.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sand Creek Wildlife Management Area". Idaho Department of Fish and Game. Archived from the original on February 21, 2013. Retrieved May 31, 2012. 
  2. ^ Aslett, Dennis; Owsiak, Anna (July 1999). "Sand Creek Wildlife Management Area Management Plan". Idaho Department of Fish and Game. Archived from the original on February 21, 2013. Retrieved May 31, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Sand Creek 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.