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North Carolina Game Management Unit Swain Deer

  • ID:Swain
  • State:NC
  • Species:Deer
  • Area:541 square miles
  • Elevation:1,000 ft - 6,600 ft
  • Public Lands:524 square miles
  • Percent Public Lands:97%
  • Block Management Walk-ins:1
  • Campgrounds:3
  • Fishing Access Sites:0
  • Trailheads:40
  • Recent Forest Fire Activity:11,695 acres
  • National Forests:Nantahala National Forest
  • Lat-Long:35.486887, -83.492673

Unit Swain regulates hunting opportunities for deer in North Carolina and covers 541 square miles. Public lands comprise 524 square miles (97%) of the total land covered by this game management unit. The greater region is best serviced by Cullowhee, Newfound Gap, and Sylva. The elevation of the region ranges from a low of 1,000 feet to a high of 6,600 feet above sea level. Wildfires have burned nearly 11,695 acres here in the last two years, providing opportunities for new vegetation and attracting a variety of wildlife. There are 40 trailheads that provide public gateways to these forested areas: Nantahala National Forest. Additionally, 1 site is open to the public for access to managed private lands.

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