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Albany Wildlife Area

Albany Wildlife Area is located just west of the village of Albany in Green County. This property currently consists of 1,421-acres of state-owned land, 3 acres of easements and 282 acres of leased lands for public hunting, fishing, trapping and other nature-based activities. Much of the area is wooded and follows the Little Sugar River west towards Monticello. There are about 310 acres of planted or maintained native grasses on the area. There are 110 acres of cropland planted with corn, soybeans, sunflowers and hay for wildlife. Much of the land along the river is marsh with canary grass, cattails and sedges.

Management Objectives

Albany Wildlife Area was created in 1956 to protect the river habitat and provide for public hunting. The most common game species on the area include deer, turkeys, pheasants and other small game common to southern Wisconsin. Management practices include prescribed burning, farming, logging and brushing by mechanical means and herbicide.


The Albany Wildlife Area offers many recreational opportunities:

  • Birding;
  • Cross-country skiing (no designated trail);
  • Hiking (no designated trail);
  • Hunting;
  • Trapping;
  • Wild edibles/gathering; and
  • Wildlife viewing.


Download a map of this property: Map A [PDF] or Map B [PDF]

If you are interested in exploring this property further, you can access an interactive map.

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