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Map: Watts Wildlife Management Area

Map: Watts Wildlife Management Area

Watts Flats WMA is located approximately eight miles southwest of the city of Jamestown and three miles southeast of the village of Panama in Chautauqua County. The area is primarily made up of wetland habitat.

Current development and management objectives for the area are to provide habitat for a variety of resident and migratory species and to permit compatible wildlife related recreational use. A shallow water impoundment was created to attract waterfowl. An annual system of grassland mowing is done to keep open fields from reverting to brush and trees. These activities are carried out with monies derived mainly from hunting license fees and federal taxes on sporting arms and ammunition.

The primary management objective of this WMA is to maintain quality wetland habitat for waterfowl. Large numbers of waterfowl, shorebirds and wading birds have been documented on the area during breeding or migration.

Habitat management activities include wetland and grassland maintenance.

http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/83208.html

Map: Hanging Bog WMA

Map: Hanging Bog WMA

Hanging Bog WMA is located approximately 6 miles north of the Village of Cuba in the Town of New Hudson in Allegany County. The landscape is made up of rolling hills, extensive forests and small fields.

The diverse habitat on the area is home to a variety of wildlife species. Some of the more common species are beaver, cottontail rabbit, gray and red fox, gray squirrel, mink, muskrat, opossum, raccoon, ruffed grouse, turkey, white-tailed deer, woodcock and a variety of song birds and waterfowl.

http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/82966.html

http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/82966.html

Map: Erwin WMA

Map: Erwin WMA

The Erwin Wildlife Management Area, a 2,490 acre upland tract located in the Town of Erwin, Steuben County, is situated approximately 5 miles west of the City of Corning. From the north the area can be accessed from Smith Hill Road off the Coopers Plains exit of Route 17. From the south the area can be accessed from Weaver Hollow Road off the Gang Mills exit of Route 15. Erwin WMA was purchased in 1928 by New York State. Since that time, management projects creating wildlife openings, marsh ponds, and tree and shrub plantations have enhanced wildlife habitat. Success of this management is evident in the abundant harvest of wildlife from Erwin. Area vegetation is primarily second growth hardwoods with softwoods and other interesting species intermixed. There was extensive logging prior to state purchase of the land, and it is challenging to attempt to locate some of the ancient hardwood species which still remain.

For hunters, there is a variety of game available. Deer, wild turkey, grey squirrels, raccoons and ruffed grouse are the primary species. Small marsh pond units provide limited hunting for waterfowl. Fishermen can find Bass, Bullheads, and Panfish in the two man made ponds.

Many hiking trails provide access for hiking, cross country skiing, and bird study. Extensive shrub plantings attract a wide variety of songbirds.