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Mack Wildlife Area

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Mack Wildlife Area is in northcentral Outagamie County in the Township of Bovina. The property is approximately 1,350 acres in size. Once a glacial lake bed, the area is relatively flat and is comprised of marsh, aspen, swamp hardwoods, old fields and lowland brush. An inactive railroad bisects the southern section of the wildlife area and is slated for a rails to trails project.

Find Mack Wildlife Area 2 miles east of Shiocton on Highway 54. There are two parking areas available for the wildlife area located off Herman Road.

Management

The Mack Wildlife Area is managed to provide opportunities for public hunting, trapping and other outdoor recreation while protecting the qualities of the native communities and associated species found on the property. Bottomland hardwoods are maintained by favoring silver maple and swamp white oak while retaining other native tree and understory species. The aspen cover type is maintained where currently found through timber management. Grassland and shrub-carr habitats are maintained and improved through mowing and prescribed fire. Populations of invasive species are controlled by cutting, pulling, burning, herbicide treatment and/or bio-control.

For more information on master planning for this and other wildlife areas around the state, visit the property planning page.

Recreation

The Mack 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.
Maps

Download [PDF] a map of this property.

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

Useful links

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