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Weirgor Springs Wildlife Area

Weirgor Springs Wildlife area was established in 1947 as a high quality public trout fishery and to protect the watershed. Considerable upland acreage was added to the property throughout the years during the course of stream and spring pond acquisition to bring the property to its current total of 2303 acres. About 1240 acres of the property is comprised of aspen in several age classes. Forest habitat management is done to benefit forest wildlife resource while producing renewable timber products. Beaver activity provides an opportunity for trappers, and damage to trout water has been a concern throughout the history of the property. Stream riparian areas are managed to protect the waterway as well as stream flows for the fishery resource.

Management

Weirgor Springs Wildlife Area was designated in 1950s to protect the Little Weirgor Creek watershed and fish and wildlife resources. Forest habitat management is done to benefit forest wildlife resource while producing renewable timber products. Stream riparian areas are managed to protect the waterway as well as stream flows for the fishery resource.

Currently, the property is managed to promote fish and wildlife habitat, with the most common uses being deer, bear, turkey and grouse hunting, trapping, and trout fishing as well as non-consumptive wildlife viewing. A public snowmobile trail runs through the western edge of the property.

Interim Forest Management Plan (1983) [PDF]

Recreation

The Weirgor Springs Wildlife Area offers many recreational opportunities.

  • Biking
  • Birding
  • Cross country skiing (no designated trail)
  • Fishing
  • Hiking (no designated trail)
  • Hunting - especially noted for deer, bear, ruffed grouse, squirrels, rabbits and raccoon
  • Snowmobiling trail
  • Trapping
  • Wild edibles/gathering
  • Wildlife viewing
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Last revised: Monday February 20 2017