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Oregon Wildlife Management Unit 27 CHETCO Wildlife

  • ID:27 CHETCO
  • State:OR
  • Species:Wildlife
  • Area:1,691 square miles
  • Elevation:200 ft - 6,600 ft
  • Public Lands:1,414 square miles
  • Percent Public Lands:84%
  • Campgrounds:57
  • Fishing Access Sites:2
  • Trailheads:72
  • Recent Forest Fire Activity:1 acres
  • National Forests:Siskiyou National Forest
  • Lat-Long:42.333083, -123.950432

The 27 CHETCO unit, wildlife management unit regulates hunting opportunities for wildlife in Oregon and covers 1,691 square miles. Public lands comprise 1,414 square miles (84%) of the total land covered by this wildlife management unit. The greater region is best serviced by Merlin. The elevation of the region ranges from a low of 200 feet to a high of 6,600 feet above sea level. Wildfires have burned nearly 1 acres here in the last two years, providing opportunities for new vegetation and attracting a variety of wildlife. This area contains 57 campgrounds, and 2 public fishing access sites. There are 72 trailheads that provide public gateways to these forested and wilderness areas: Siskiyou National Forest, Kalmiopsis Wilderness, Oregon Islands Wilderness, Wild Rogue Wilderness.

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