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Mack Wildlife Area

Mack Wildlife Area

The photo shows the railroad grade which will soon be a trail.

Mack Wildlife Area is found in northcentral Outagamie County in the Township of Bovina. The property is approximately 1,350 acres in size.

The area is flat since it was once a glacial lakebed. It is comprised of marsh, aspen, swamp hardwoods, old fields and lowland brush. An inactive railroad bisects the southern section of the wildlife area and is slated for a rails to trails project.

Find Mack Wildlife Area two miles east of Shiocton on Highway 54. There are two parking areas available for the wildlife area located off of Herman Road.

Management

The Mack Wildlife Area is managed to provide opportunities for public hunting, trapping and other outdoor recreation while protecting the qualities of the unique native communities and associated species found on the property. Bottomland hardwoods are maintained by favoring silver maple and swamp white oak while retaining other native tree and understory species. The aspen cover type is maintained where currently found through timber management. Grassland and shrub-carr types are maintained and improved, where feasible, through mowing and prescribed fire. Populations of invasive species are controlled or eliminated by cutting, pulling, burning, herbicide treatment and/or bio-control.

The Lower Wolf River Bottomlands Natural Resources Area master plan was completed in 2012 and guides the long term management of this property. Progress toward achieving the goals of the master plan are tracked through annual monitoring reports.

Recreation

The Mack 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: Monday February 20 2017