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Boise River Wildlife Management Area, Idaho
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Description: Elevations range from 2880-5904 feet. The lower elevations of this 32,000 acre area are mostly sage grasslands, interspersed with riparian areas. Higher elevations support forests of ponderosa pine and Douglas fir. Two forks of the Boise River, numerous creeks, and more than 50 springs provide watering holes and vegetation in this otherwise arid country. These flats and hills provide winter range for deer pushed out of their traditional forage grounds by the ever-expanding city of Boise. A deer road was constructed to reduce stress on migrating deer who previously had to swim across Lucky Peak Reservoir. Pullouts on ID 21 offer great opportunities to see raptors, vast herds of mule deer(7000) and small herds of elk(500) during the winter. No hiking in the winter, and many areas are closed to reduce stress on the big game. Upland game birds are prolific, including turkey, grouse, partridge, and quail. Songbirds are common in the riparian zones. Hot dry summers provide habitat for rattlesnakes, rubber boas, and lizards. Frogs and toads thrive in the riparian areas. A bird checklist is available at the WMA headquarters.

Location: The Boise Front segment is the most accessible. It can be reached but exiting I-84 at exit 57 and going northeast 15 miles on ID 21. Follow the signs in to the headquarters.

Address: Idaho Department of Fish and Game
Southwest Regional Office
3101 S Powerline Rd
Nampa, ID  83686
Phone: (208) 465-8465

Season: year round

Fee: no

Reservations: no
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Notes: Managed in partnership with the Idaho Department of Lands, Army Corps of Engineers, BLM, Forest Service, and private landowners. Pets must be leashed except bird dogs during hunting season.
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