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Oden Wildlife Area

Oden Wildlife Area

The Oden Wildlife Area is a 242-acre property located in northeastern St. Croix County. Acquisition for the property started in 1997 with additional acres acquired in following years, including a generous donation from the Kinnickinic Chapter of Pheasants Forever. The property consists of restored grasslands and wetlands and provides excellent habitat for grassland wildlife.

The property is located 9 miles northeast of Baldwin. Follow Highway 63 north out of Baldwin, then turn east on 160th Ave for ~1.5 miles. The property is located on the north side of 160th Ave, where a parking lot allows for easy access to the property.

Management

The property is managed to provide opportunities for public hunting, trapping, wildlife observation and other nature-based outdoor recreation. Management objectives aim to maintain an open grassland community through prescribed fire, mechanical and chemical control of woody species and limited haying and grazing. Populations of invasive species are controlled or eliminated by cutting, pulling, burning, herbicide treatment and/or biocontrol.

Recreation

The Oden Wildlife Area offers many recreational opportunities.

  • Birding
  • Cross country skiing (no designated trail)
  • Falconry (by permit)
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Snowshoeing
  • Trapping
  • Wild edible/gathering
  • Wildlife Viewing
Maps

Download [PDF] a map of this property.

Download [PDF] an aerial view of this property.

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Last revised: Thursday June 22 2017