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North Carolina Game Management Unit Madison Deer

  • ID:Madison
  • State:NC
  • Species:Deer
  • Area:452 square miles
  • Elevation:1,200 ft - 5,400 ft
  • Public Lands:221 square miles
  • Percent Public Lands:49%
  • Block Management Walk-ins:13
  • Campgrounds:0
  • Fishing Access Sites:0
  • Trailheads:0
  • Recent Forest Fire Activity:5,581 acres
  • National Forests:Cherokee National Forest, Pisgah National Forest
  • Lat-Long:35.858215, -82.705721

The Madison unit regulates hunting opportunities for deer in North Carolina and covers 452 square miles. Public lands comprise 221 square miles (49%) of the total land covered by this game management unit. The greater region is best serviced by Weaverville, and Barnardsville. The elevation of the region ranges from a low of 1,200 feet to a high of 5,400 feet above sea level. Wildfires have burned nearly 5,581 acres here in the last two years, providing opportunities for new vegetation and attracting a variety of wildlife. This unit is a gateway to these forested areas: Cherokee National Forest, Pisgah National Forest. Additionally, 13 sites are open to the public for access to managed private lands.

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