St. Maries Wildlife Management Area

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St. Maries Wildlife Management Area
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
A map of Idaho showing the location of St. Maries WMA
A map of Idaho showing the location of St. Maries WMA
Location Benewah County, Idaho, United States
Nearest city St. Maries, ID
Coordinates 47°15′44″N 116°33′05″W / 47.262326°N 116.551481°W / 47.262326; -116.551481Coordinates: 47°15′44″N 116°33′05″W / 47.262326°N 116.551481°W / 47.262326; -116.551481
Area 3,819 acres (15.5 km2)
Established 1941
Governing body Idaho Department of Fish and Game

St. Maries Wildlife Management Area at 3,819 acres (15.45 km2) is an Idaho wildlife management area in Benewah County south of the town of St. Maries.[1] The WMA is located along the St. Maries River on 2,427 acres (982 ha) that were deeded the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, 592 acres (240 ha) leased from the Idaho Department of Lands, and an additional 592 acres (240 ha) under cooperative agreement with the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management[2]

Elk, moose, black bear, and other wildlife are found in the WMA.[3] Hunting is permitted during hunting season in the WMA, including for upland game species such as ruffed and dusky grouse.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "St. Maries Wildlife Management Area". Idaho Department of Fish and Game. Archived from the original on February 21, 2013. Retrieved May 28, 2012. 
  2. ^ Nigh, John; Paul, Paul (July 1999). "St. Maries Wildlife Management Area: Management Plan". Idaho Department of Fish and Game. Archived from the original on February 21, 2013. Retrieved May 28, 2012. 
  3. ^ "St. Maries Wildlife Management Area". Public Lands Information Center. Archived from the original on February 21, 2013. Retrieved May 28, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Wildlife Management Areas". Idaho Department of Fish and Game. Archived from the original on February 20, 2013. Retrieved May 28, 2012.