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Albany Wildlife Area

Albany Wildlife Area

Albany Wildlife Area is located just west of the Village of Albany in Green County. This property currently consists of a 1,421-acres of state-owned, 3 acres of easements and 282 acres of leased lands for public hunting, fishing, trapping and other nature based activities. Much of the area is wooded and follows the Little Sugar River west towards Monticello. There is about 310 acres of planted or maintained native grass on the area. There are 110 acres of cropland planted to corn, soybeans, sunflowers and hay for wildlife. Much of the land along the river is marsh with canary grass, cattails and sedges.

Management

The Albany Wildlife Area was created in 1956 to protect the river habitat and provide for public hunting. Most common game species on the area include deer, turkey, pheasant and other small game common to southern Wisconsin. Management practices include prescribed burning, farming, logging and brushing by mechanical means and herbicide.

Sugar River Planning Group Master Plan and Environmental Assessment And Footville Public Hunting Grounds Feasibility Study [PDF]
DNR PUB-LF-083 2016

Recreation

The Albany Wildlife Area offers many recreational opportunities.

  • Birding
  • Cross country skiing (no designated trail)
  • Hiking (no designated trail)
  • Hunting
  • Trapping
  • Wild edibles/gathering
  • Wildlife viewing
Maps

Download [PDF] a map of this property.

If you are interested in exploring this property further, you can access an interactive map.

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Last revised: Friday November 03 2017