McArthur Lake Wildlife Management Area

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McArthur Lake Wildlife Management Area
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
A map of Idaho showing the location of McArthur Lake WMA
A map of Idaho showing the location of McArthur Lake WMA
LocationBonner and Boundary counties, Idaho, United States
Nearest citySandpoint, ID
Coordinates48°30′49″N 116°26′59″W / 48.5137°N 116.449741°W / 48.5137; -116.449741Coordinates: 48°30′49″N 116°26′59″W / 48.5137°N 116.449741°W / 48.5137; -116.449741
Area1,207 acres (4.9 km2)
Established1942
Governing bodyIdaho Department of Fish and Game
fishandgame.idaho.gov/IFWIS/ibt/site.aspx?id=N7

McArthur Lake Wildlife Management Area at 1,207 acres (4.88 km2) is an Idaho wildlife management area in Bonner and Boundary counties located between Sandpoint and Bonners Ferry.[1] It was established in 1942 to protect and enhance waterfowl habitat.[2] It lies within the McArthur Lake Wildlife Corridor.[3]

The WMA includes the riparian zones around McArthur Lake that provide a variety of wildlife, including moose, elk, beaver, and river otters with habitat and food.[4] White-tailed deer and Canada geese are abundant, and hunting is permitted.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "McArthur Wildlife Management Area". Idaho Department of Fish and Game. Archived from the original on February 21, 2013. Retrieved May 28, 2012.
  2. ^ "McArthur Wildlife Management Area". BonnersFerry.info. Archived from the original on February 21, 2013. Retrieved May 28, 2012.
  3. ^ McArthur Lake Wildlife Safety Project (PDF) (Map showing Wildlife Vehicle Collisions, 2003-2009), The Nature Conservancy, retrieved 2018-06-20
  4. ^ "McArthur Lake Wildlife Management Area". Public Lands Information Center. Archived from the original on February 21, 2013. Retrieved May 28, 2012.
  5. ^ "Wildlife Management Areas". Idaho Department of Fish and Game. Archived from the original on February 21, 2013. Retrieved May 28, 2012.