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North Carolina Game Management Unit Watauga Deer

  • ID:Watauga
  • State:NC
  • Species:Deer
  • Area:314 square miles
  • Elevation:1,400 ft - 5,400 ft
  • Public Lands:84 square miles
  • Percent Public Lands:27%
  • Block Management Walk-ins:1
  • Campgrounds:0
  • Fishing Access Sites:0
  • Trailheads:0
  • Recent Forest Fire Activity:1,421 acres
  • National Forests:Cherokee National Forest, Pisgah National Forest
  • Lat-Long:36.231176, -81.696394

The Watauga unit regulates hunting opportunities for deer in North Carolina and covers 314 square miles. Public lands comprise 84 square miles (27%) of the total land covered by this game management unit. The greater region is best serviced by Boone. The elevation of the region ranges from a low of 1,400 feet to a high of 5,400 feet above sea level. Wildfires have burned nearly 1,421 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, 1 site is open to the public for access to managed private lands.

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