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Ray Extensive Wildlife Area

Ray Extensive Wildlife Area

The Ray Extensive Wildlife Habitat Area is a 40-acre property located in central St. Croix County. The property was purchased in 1980 through the Extensive Wildlife Habitat Area program. The property consists of low lying alder and upland prairie and provides excellent pheasant wintering habitat.

The property is located approximately 3 miles northeast of Baldwin. Follow Highway 63 north out of Baldwin for 2 miles, then turn east on County Highway E for 2 miles. The property is located on the north side of County Highway E.


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.


The Ray Extensive 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

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Last revised: Wednesday January 24 2018