Deal Island Wildlife Management Area
|Deal Island Wildlife Management Area|
Aerial view of Deal Island WMA behind a residential area
|Location||Somerset, Maryland, United States|
|Area||13,565 acres (54.90 km2)|
|Operator||Maryland Department of Natural Resources|
|Website||Deal Island WMA|
Deal Island Wildlife Management Area protects 13,565 acres (54.90 km2) in western Somerset County, Maryland near the community of Deal Island. As a wildlife management area, the area is managed by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife and Heritage Service to conserve wildlife populations and their habitats, while providing public recreational use of wildlife resources.
Deal Island WMA includes a 2,800-acre (11 km2) man-made pond or "impoundment", and flat trails frequented by hiking and off-road cycling enthusiasts. Recreational activities include photography, fishing, small boating (canoe and kayak), birdwatching (waterfowl including uncommon duck species), hunting (geese and duck) and crabbing.
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