Wildlife depend on Wildlife Management Areas to thrive in parts of Idaho. These parcels of land are managed to help wildlife when they are most vulnerable, like mule deer in the winter. WMAs also provide unique recreation opportunities for the public.
Visit a WMA
Idaho Fish and Game has 31 Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs), which range from 275 to 85,000 acres. Each has specific priorities based upon the needs of wildlife in the surrounding area.
People are welcome at WMAs
During certain times of the year, some WMAs are closed to protect wildlife from disturbance. Find out more about use guidelines and learn about recreational opportunities by visiting specific WMA webpages.
Managing wildlife habitat
Many habitat restoration projects are made possible with the help of volunteers. If you are interested in habitat projects, contact a local Fish and Game office and talk to the WMA manager or biologist.
Creating a WMA