Short Mountain Wildlife Management Area
|Short Mountain Wildlife Management Area|
|West Virginia Wildlife Management Area|
|Elevation||2,049 ft (624.5 m) |
|Area||8,005 acres (3,239.5 ha) |
|Owner||West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Section|
|IUCN category||IV - Habitat/Species government Area|
|Nearest city||Baker, West Virginia|
|Website: WVDNR District 2 Wildlife Management Areas|
Short Mountain Wildlife Management Area is located on 8,005 acres (32.40 km2) 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 ft) 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 turkey, deer, squirrel, and ruffed grouse. One-half mile of North River crosses the southern portion of Short Mountain WMA west of Rio and is stocked with trout once in February and then once every two weeks March through May by the WVDNR. Six primitive camp grounds 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.
- "Short Mountain Wildlife Management Area". Elevation Query. U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2008-10-22.
- "West Virginia DNR - District 2 Wildlife Management Areas". West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. Retrieved 2008-10-22.