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North Carolina Game Management Unit Rutherford Deer

  • ID:Rutherford
  • State:NC
  • Species:Deer
  • Area:566 square miles
  • Elevation:700 ft - 3,800 ft
  • Public Lands:None square miles
  • Percent Public Lands:None
  • Campgrounds:0
  • Fishing Access Sites:0
  • Trailheads:0
  • Recent Forest Fire Activity:5,849 acres
  • National Forests:None
  • Lat-Long:35.402430, -81.920110

The Rutherford unit regulates hunting opportunities for deer in North Carolina and covers 566 square miles. The greater region is best serviced by Forest City, Rutherfordton, and Spindale. This area does not have land available to the public. The elevation of the region ranges from a low of 700 feet to a high of 3,800 feet above sea level. Wildfires have burned nearly 5,849 acres here in the last two years, providing opportunities for new vegetation and attracting a variety of wildlife.

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