IDFG manages over 370,000 acres in Idaho. This includes 32 Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) and over 330 fishing and hunting access sites that, together, see over 1 million user-days annually. These areas provide important fish and wildlife habitat as well as places to hunt, fish, and recreate outdoors.
Wildlife Management Areas range in size from 88,500 acres on Craig Mountain WMA to 275 acres at Red River WMA. Snow Peak WMA includes backcountry forested habitats while several WMAs are agricultural with important pheasant and waterfowl habitat. Thousands of big game animals winter on some WMAs and tens of thousands of waterfowl winter on others. Nongame wildlife use all the WMAs. These lands are diverse and critical habitats that provide great opportunities to enjoy both game and nongame wildlife.
Applications & Resources
South Central Idaho Wildlife Tracts
The Wildlife Tracts program is a cooperative venture between the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG), and the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR). These tracts provide islands of permanent wildlife habitat for a variety of wildlife species and allow public access for a number of recreational activities.
Wildlife Management Areas
Idaho Department of Fish and Game established 32 Wildlife Management Areas to protect wildlife habitat and are available for hunting, fishing and other public enjoyment of wildlife.