Elkhorn Wildlife Area

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Elkhorn Wildlife Area
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
Map showing the location of Elkhorn Wildlife Area
Map showing the location of Elkhorn Wildlife Area
Map of the United States
LocationBaker County and Union County, Oregon
Nearest cityNorth Powder, Oregon
Coordinates45°01′49″N 118°05′44″W / 45.0304139°N 118.0954957°W / 45.0304139; -118.0954957[1]Coordinates: 45°01′49″N 118°05′44″W / 45.0304139°N 118.0954957°W / 45.0304139; -118.0954957[1]
Area8,674 acres (35.10 km2)
Governing bodyODFW, BLM, and USFS

The Elkhorn Wildlife Area is a wildlife management area located near North Powder, Oregon, United States. The large site covers parts of Union and Baker counties, including parts of the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest.[2][3]

The area was set aside in 1971 for protecting migrating elk and deer during the winter months. Ownership of the land falls principally to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife with 26.57 km2 (10.26 mi2), almost 76%. The remainder is divided amongst the United States Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management, and private owners.[2]


  1. ^ "Elkhorn Wildlife Area". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-05-04.
  2. ^ a b "ODFW to hold public hearings on Elkhorn Wildlife Area" (Press Release). Baker City Herald. 2006-08-09. Retrieved 2008-02-18.
  3. ^ "Elkhorn Wildlife Area". Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. Retrieved 2009-04-21.