Short Mountain Wildlife Management Area

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Short Mountain Wildlife Management Area
West Virginia Wildlife Management Area
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Hampshire
Elevation 2,049 ft (624.5 m) [1]
Coordinates 39°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
Area 8,005 acres (3,239.5 ha) [2]
Owner West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Section
IUCN category IV - Habitat/Species government Area
Nearest city Baker, West Virginia
Location of Short Mountain Wildlife Management Area in West Virginia
Website: WVDNR 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 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.

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