LOCATION AND DESCRIPTION
This 83-acre wildlife area lies 2.5 miles southwest of Vinton on SR 160 in Morgan Township of Gallia County.
Most of the area is wooded. White oak, black oak, cherry, sassafras, maple, ash, and black gum are the dominant tree species of the upland forest areas. A small portion of the area consists of reverting fields containing pine, sassafras, crabapple, and dogwood. Index of Ohio's trees from the Division of Forestry.
HISTORY AND PURPOSE
This property was acquired as a gift from Cloene Samuels in December 1989. There is one clear-cut from 1987 on the north end, and a more recent 19-acre clear-cut east of Will Grey Road. This area is managed primarily for wildlife species associated with upland forest habitat types.
Many woodland songbirds can be found here. The major game species are white-tailed deer, turkey, squirrel, and ruffed grouse.
The area should provide good hunting opportunities for white-tailed deer, turkey, squirrel, and grouse.
PUBLIC USE FACILITIES
Access to the area is gained via SR 160, Will Grey Road, and Wilder Road.
The nearest Wildlife district office is located at 360 East State Street, Athens, Ohio 45701-1895; phone (740) 589-9930. Further information may be obtained from the Cooper Hollow Area Manager, 5403 C. H. & D. Road, Oak Hill, Ohio 45656; phone (740) 682-7524.
The Division of Wildlife enforces all state laws on these lands including hunting regulations. Enforcement priorities include prohibiting litter, off-road vehicle use, and timber theft and destruction.
TURN IN A POACHER
Ohio’s TIP, “Turn In a Poacher,” program is helping to curtail poaching throughout the state. TIP is designed to involve the public in reporting wildlife violations. Citizens who observe wildlife violations should call the TIP toll-free hotline, 1-800-POACHER.