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Oregon Wildlife Management Unit 52 STARKEY Wildlife

  • State:OR
  • Species:Wildlife
  • Area:809 square miles
  • Elevation:2,600 ft - 8,800 ft
  • Public Lands:511 square miles
  • Percent Public Lands:64%
  • Block Management Walk-ins:20
  • Campgrounds:6
  • Fishing Access Sites:2
  • Trailheads:0
  • Recent Forest Fire Activity:20 acres
  • National Forests:Umatilla National Forest, Whitman National Forest
  • Lat-Long:45.159989, -118.298089

The 52 STARKEY unit, wildlife management unit regulates hunting opportunities for wildlife in Oregon and covers 809 square miles. Public lands comprise 511 square miles (64%) of the total land covered by this wildlife management unit. The greater region is best serviced by La Grande, Island City, and Haines. The elevation of the region ranges from a low of 2,600 feet to a high of 8,800 feet above sea level. Wildfires have burned nearly 20 acres here in the last two years, providing opportunities for new vegetation and attracting a variety of wildlife. This area contains 6 campgrounds, and 2 public fishing access sites. This unit, wildlife management unit is a gateway to these forested and wilderness areas: Umatilla National Forest, Whitman National Forest North Fork John Day Wilderness. Additionally, 20 sites are open to the public for access to managed private lands.

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