Chief Cornstalk Wildlife Management Area
|Chief Cornstalk Wildlife Management Area|
|West Virginia Wildlife Management Area|
Muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus) may be found in the Chief Cornstalk WMA
|Elevation||750 ft (228.6 m) |
|Area||11,772 acres (4,764.0 ha) |
|Management||Wildlife Resources Section, WVDNR|
|Owner||West Virginia Division of Natural Resources|
|IUCN category||IV - Habitat/Species government Area|
|Nearest town||Southside, West Virginia|
Chief Cornstalk Wildlife Management Area is located on 11,772 acres (4,764 ha) in Mason County near Southside, West Virginia. Second growth oak-hickory and mixed hardwoods forests cover much of the rolling and moderately steep slopes. Chief Cornstalk WMA can be reached either on Nine Mile Creek Road off US 35 near Southside, or by Crab Creek Road from State Route 2, south of Gallipolis Ferry.
Hunting, fishing and trapping
Hunting opportunities include deer, grouse, squirrel, turkey and grouse. A small (5 acres (2.0 ha)) lake provides fishing opportunities for largemouth bass, bluegill and channel catfish, as well as stocked trout. A special permit is required to pursue trapping of muskrat, raccoon, mink or fox.
A shooting range is available for gun enthusiasts. Rustic camping sites are available for tents and small trailers.
- Animal conservation
- Animal trapping
- Chief Cornstalk
- List of West Virginia wildlife management areas
- Acme Mapper 2.0, Upper Nine Mile Creek Road in Chief Cornstalk WMA, retrieved August 23, 2008
- "Chief Cornstalk WMA page". WV Division of Natural Resources. Retrieved 2008-08-22.
- "West Virginia Wildlife Management Areas". West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. Archived from the original on 2008-04-15. Retrieved 2008-08-23.