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Corey Wildlife Management Area

Town: Deerfield


County: Rockingham


Acres: 178


Acquisition History:  The Department acquired Corey WMA through a land donation by Michael Corey in 1986.


Description: Habitats include Appalachian oak-pine forest, hemlock-hardwood-pine forest, rocky ridge-talus slopes, and marsh complexes. Two large wetlands serve as the origin of Pease and Hartford Brooks.


Common Wildlife:   Common wildlife in and around the wetland complexes include beaver, mink, otter, wood ducks, mallards and Canada geese.  Watch for painted and snapping turtles.  Great blue herons nest in the snags of a beaver pond.  Upland wildlife includes bobcat, deer, bear, turkey, and grouse.  Listen for wood thrush, veery, and red-winged blackbirds.   A timber harvest conducted in 2010 should improve hunting and wildlife watching opportunities.


Directions: From Mount Delight Road in Deerfield, head north on Browns Mill Road.  Continue on Browns Mill Road to the end of the residential development and a gravel road.  Continue on the gravel road until you notice a wooden sign “Access to Corey WMA.”  Turn right at this sign and continue to a parking area outlined by boulders within an abandoned gravel pit.  Park and continue on foot past the gate to the Corey WMA.  A wooden sign will welcome you to the WMA. 


IMPORTANT NOTE: The parking area and access road are on private property until you reach the boundary of the WMA.  Fish and Game purchased a right-of-way for the parking area and pedestrian access.  The discharge of firearms, for any purpose, is not allowed on the private property but firearms can be carried across to the WMA during legal hunting seasons.


DeLorme N.H. Atlas and Gazetteer coordinates: Page 28, F6




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