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Morrill Pond Wildlife Management Area

Town: Canterbury


County: Merrimack


Acreage: 106

 

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. 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 NH Route 132 to New Rd to Morrill Rd.

 

DeLorme NH Atlas and Gazetteer coordinates: Page 28, A 1

 

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