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Yellowstone Wildlife Area

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Yellowstone Wildlife Area is a 4,000-acre property located in Lafayette County. the property consists mostly of rolling upland grass and agricultural fields, with scattered woods and old oak savannah. Find it on County Road F between Darlington and Blanchardville. From Argyle take County Road. G.

Management

Half of the property was purchased in the 1950s. The remaining was the first Stewarship purchase in 1989. Today the property is managed for oak savannah restoration. The property offers excellent hunting opportunities for small game, pheasants, turkey and deer, especially for those willing to walk. Waterfowl hunting is available but limited.

Interim Forest Management Plan (2014) [PDF]

Recreation

The Yellowstone Wildlife Area offers many recreational.

  • Birding
  • Cross country skiing (no designated trail)
  • Fishing - catch and release trout on Steiner Brook
  • Hiking (no designated trail)
  • Horse trails - 30 miles of trails [PDF]
  • Hunting - especially noted pheasants
  • Snowmobile trail
  • Swimming (at own risk, no lifeguard)
  • 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: Tuesday March 24 2020