Bofinger Wildlife Management Area
Acquisition History: In 1984, the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests (SPNHF) and the Androscoggin Electric Corporation (AEC) entered into an agreement concerning the Pontook Hydroelectric Facility and its effect on the Androscoggin River in the vicinity of Wheeler Bay. The agreement provided that the AEC would pay $25,000 per year to SPNHF for a period of ten years and that the funds could be spent for stream improvements in the Androscoggin River, certain studies, and other projects that would enhance recreational values in the area. In 1997, SPNHF purchased the Bofinger property with these funds and transferred the title to New Hampshire Fish and Game. Additional monies from SPNHF were provided to NHFG for the reconstruction of an existing boat ramp at the site.
Description: Twenty four acres of Bofinger WMA are in shrub and young forest, mostly of alder, aspen and birch. Most of the remainder is in hay or corn; farmed by a local farmer in cooperation with the Department. The property also contains a boat access for the Androscoggin River.
Common Wildlife: The shrub and young forest habitat is actively managed for American woodcock. Other common wildlife includes deer, bear, ruffed grouse, migratory waterfowl and songbirds associated with shrublands such as chestnut-sided warblers.
Special Notes: Bofinger WMA doubles as a boat access facility for the Androscoggin River. There are seasonal restroom facilities available.
Directions: Bofinger WMA is located approximately one half mile north of the Milan town line on Route 16. Ample parking is available at the boat launch.
DeLorme NH Atlas and Gazetteer coordinates: Page 49, 8 A
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