Montour Wildlife Management Area

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Montour Wildlife Management Area
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
A map of Idaho showing the location of Montour WMA
A map of Idaho showing the location of Montour WMA
Location Gem County, Idaho, United States
Nearest city Emmett, ID
Coordinates 43°55′49″N 116°19′35″W / 43.93029°N 116.326396°W / 43.93029; -116.326396Coordinates: 43°55′49″N 116°19′35″W / 43.93029°N 116.326396°W / 43.93029; -116.326396
Area 1,100 acres (4.5 km2)
Established 1976
Governing body Idaho Department of Fish and Game
http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/ifwis/ibt/site.aspx?id=SW6

Montour Wildlife Management Area at 1,100 acres (4.5 km2) is an Idaho wildlife management area in Gem County near Emmett along the Payette River.[1] It was established in 1976 with Bureau of Reclamation funds after the construction of the Black Canyon Dam backed up water in the Montour area.[2] The Bureau of Reclamation and the Idaho Department of Fish and Game entered a cooperative agreement to manage the WMA in 1983.

The WMA is a complex of wetlands that support waterfowl and upland game.[3] Raptors are commonly seen in the area, and game bird hunting, wildlife viewing, fishing, and camping are some of the activities available to visitors.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Montour Wildlife Management Area". Idaho Department of Fish and Game. Archived from the original on February 21, 2013. Retrieved May 29, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Black Canyon Reservoir and Montour Wildlife Management Area Resource Management Plan". U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. June 2004. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 21, 2013. Retrieved May 29, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Montour Wildlife Management Area, Idaho". Public Lands Information Center. Archived from the original on February 21, 2013. Retrieved May 29, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Wildlife Management Areas". Idaho Department of Fish and Game. Archived from the original on February 20, 2013. Retrieved May 29, 2012.