Short Mountain Wildlife Management Area

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Short Mountain Wildlife Management Area
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)[1]
Map showing the location of Short Mountain Wildlife Management Area
Map showing the location of Short Mountain Wildlife Management Area
Location of Short Mountain Wildlife Management Area in West Virginia
LocationHampshire, West Virginia, United States
Coordinates39°11′33″N 78°40′11″W / 39.19250°N 78.66972°W / 39.19250; -78.66972Coordinates: 39°11′33″N 78°40′11″W / 39.19250°N 78.66972°W / 39.19250; -78.66972
Area8,005 acres (32.40 km2)[2]
Elevation2,049 ft (625 m)[3]
WebsiteWVDNR District 2 Wildlife Management Areas

Short Mountain Wildlife Management Area is located on 8,005 acres (32.40 km2)[2] eight miles (13 km) south of Augusta off Augusta-Ford Hill Road (County Route 7) in Hampshire County, West Virginia. Short Mountain WMA is owned by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources.

Short Mountain WMA lies between the two mountain ridges of Short Mountain (2,864 feet [873 m]) that form a long horseshoe-shaped basin with Meadow Run flowing through its center. Almost all of the WMA is covered in mixed oak and Virginia pine. Hunting is available for wild turkey, deer, squirrel, and ruffed grouse. Short Mountain WMA's southern boundary, located west of Rio, is formed in part by one-half mile (0.80 km) of the North River, which is periodically stocked with trout between February and May by the WVDNR. Six primitive camping areas are distributed around the area. A nominal camping fee is charged by the WVDNR.

Short Mountain WMA is also popular with bird watchers for its wetland species and late spring breeders.

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  1. ^ "Short Mountain Wildlife Management Area". Protected Planet. IUCN. Retrieved 30 April 2018.
  2. ^ a b "West Virginia DNR - District 2 Wildlife Management Areas". West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. Archived from the original on 2016-07-09. Retrieved 2008-10-22.
  3. ^ "Short Mountain Wildlife Management Area". Elevation Query. U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2008-10-22.

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