Elkhorn Wildlife Area


Elkhorn Wildlife Area

The Elkhorn Wildlife Area is a 35.102 km² (13.553 mi², 8,674 acre) wildlife management area located near North Powder, Oregon, United States. The large site covers parts of Union and Baker counties, including parts of the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest.cite web |work=Press Release |title=ODFW to hold public hearings on Elkhorn Wildlife Area |url=http://www.bakercityherald.com/news/story.cfm?story_no=3736 |publisher=Baker City Herald |date=2006-08-09 |accessdate=2008-02-18 ] cite web |url=http://www.dfw.state.or.us/wildlifearea/elkhorn_wildlife.htm |title=Elkhorn Wildlife Area |publisher=Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife |accessdate=2008-02-18 ]

The area was set aside in 1971 for protecting migrating elk and deer during the winter months. Ownership of the land falls principally to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife with 26.57 km² (10.26 mi²), almost 76%. The remainder is divided amongst the United States Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management, and private owners.

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