New Hampshire Wildlife Management Areas
Morrill Pond WMA
Acquisition History: The Morrill Pond WMA was purchased by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department in 1993 using state and federal funds in addition to a contribution by the former landowners.
Description: The forestland is of mixed species and age including red, black, and white oaks, red maple, beech, scattered white pine, and pockets of hemlock. This property includes the 29.3-acre Morrill Pond, an impoundment held with an earthen/stone dam that maintains the water level. A significant portion of the pond is wet meadow dominated by grasses, sedges, and shrubs. The remainder of the pond is open, shallow and edged with emergent vegetation. A depth map can be found here. Morrill Pond empties through Hayward Brook which flows south past red maple and alder wetlands.
Common Wildlife: This property provides quality waterfowl habitat. Common waterfowl species include wood ducks, black ducks, mallards, and hooded and common mergansers. Morrill Pond is a typical warm water fishery with largemouth bass, eastern chain pickerel and hornpout. Other common wildlife species include white-tailed deer and beaver.
Directions: Access is provided off Tallant Road with a well-maintained woods road accessing the dam site. Canoe/car top access and parking facilities can be accessed from N.H. Route 132 to New Rd to Morrill Rd.
DeLorme N.H. Atlas and Gazetteer coordinates: Page 28, A 1