Shaw Marsh Wildlife Area
Historically, it was in the late 1950s that Shaw Marsh was considered for development as a state wildlife area. In 1960, the first parcel was purchased from a private landowner. The goal was to protect the wetland for wildlife and provide a public hunting area.
Currently, the property is managed for day use only. Departmental staff maintain the property by using a number of techniques including periodic prescribed burns to rejuvenate the uplands and wetlands, brush removal and removal of invasive species. During the fall hunting season, Shaw Marsh is stocked with pheasants from the State Game Farm to provide the public with additional hunting opportunities. Also, Learn to Hunt Pheasant programs have taken place at this property with much success.
The Shaw Marsh Wildlife Area offers many recreational opportunities:
- Cross-country skiing (no designated trail);
- Hunting (especially noted for pheasant, deer, turkey and waterfowl);
- Wild edibles/gathering; and
- Wildlife viewing.
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