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Maine Wildlife Area

Maine Wildlife Area

Maine Wildlife Area is found in northcentral Outagamie County in the Township of Maine with the state owning approximately 750 acres.

The wildlife area is comprised of bog marsh and aspen/oak ridges on fine sand. A large tamarack bog and spruce fringe is in the center of the property. The Wolf River flows one mile to the west.

Find Maine Wildlife Area seven miles north of Shiocton. There is one parking area for the property. It is located on Beyer Road. Access is better under frozen ground conditions.

Management

The Maine 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. Current management objectives include maintaining and protecting the open tamarack bog and black-spruce fringe through water level maintenance. The aspen and oak cover types are maintained where currently found along the ridges and opportunities to regenerate both types are pursued through timber management. Where feasible, 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 Maine 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.

Last revised: Monday September 23 2013