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Sargent Wildlife Management Area

Town: Newton

County: Rockingham

Acres: 356


Acquisition History: Richard Sargent donated land to the Fish and Game Department during the late 1960s and early 1970s, which led to the creation of this WMA.


Description: The WMA consists of four non-contiguous areas that together total approx. 356 acres. The habitats are mostly upland forest that includes white pine, red oak, red maple and scattered eastern hemlock. Portions of the WMAs include wetland habitats, often dominated by cattails. There is very little open water.


Common Wildlife: White-tailed deer, snowshoe hare, ruffed grouse, otter, mink and muskrat abound.


Directions: Sargent WMA is actually 4 separate properties. Roadside parking is available at all four:


  1. From Rowes Corner, travel northerly along Route 108 one-half mile to Heath Street, then westerly along Heath Street one mile. The WMA will be on the north side of the road.
  2. From Rowes Corner, travel northerly along Maple Avenue two miles to the Junction of Gale Village Road. The WMA is on the north side of Gale Village Road.
  3. From Rowes Corner, travel southerly along Bear Hill .5 miles to the WMA on the east side of the road on the Massachusetts state line.
  4. From Newton Road off of the B&M Railroad Row.


DeLorme NH Atlas and Gazetteer coordinates: Page 23, E 12/13




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