Little Ascutney Wildlife Management Area

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1 Little Ascutney Wildlife Management Area ope n fields wi th appl ches of nd ha wt horn bushes, pat e trees a General Description pen, a nd a - k-hickory oa forest type, usual n un alder a nd as Little A MA) is agement Area (W life Man Wild scutney s m ch produce he n , whi phornbeam ho uts of forest trees ast (t com of n the towns . It is located i of 656 acres prised accum lock ulating on the ground a nd used for food). Hem and es Little d W ind sor, Weath est W ersfield an includ ry dee en talu abitat. Op stands provi ng h r winteri s de necessa an Ascutney Moun the is owned by . It son’s Peak d Pier tain op est sl thw the sou d on is foun e, al ong with tran sitio nal d by Fish & Ve rm ont ont the Ve State of anage d m an rm talu hardw ood . land od s wo rm anent ment also ow part rtment. The De Wildlife Depa ns pe ) a a Carex foene ge ( hay sed rare very The nd Back’s hunting 09 acres. Ab th utting itional 2 ts on an add righ e Carex backii e scutney. Th on Little A sedge ( be found ) can ner, the 1, WM A’s no rtheast indsor est W acre W 0+ 00 cor ng cliffs west faci are an tain oun scutney M of Little A s no ard to n For est ex tend Tow rthw . State Park Ascutney historic g site fo derally -end nestin angered pe reg rine r the fe These t hree prope rties account for one of the connecting t cha no has use the site falcon. Beca nce the las t uch si nged m est co rested areas in th e regio n. ntinuo larg usly-fo d ery goo as v , it h 02 19 pair of falco ns raised ch icks t here in the from prim ary access to t he property is The te. Th is area is also po ten potential as a future nestin tial g si Ascut devel d acce ope ss is a there oad where n R ney Basi timber rattlesnak e habitat. d by be accesse WMA m . The d and parking area roa ay also e shou ad alon scutney Ro of Little A lder parking th on g th e Common Fish and Wildlife op und ary o f the pr erty. southern bo ver ote, r, fisher, coy te-tailed dee Whi ls mma Ma bobcat, bea e WMA. tter all inh abit th and o ory Hist mland ne ndo Aba stles bet he steep sl opes ween t ned far nt and re prese ock a nd woodc d grouse a Turkey, ruffe Birds and Pierson Peak . Th e area of Little A scutney Moun tain kers, white- wood ous . Vari on ed in seas unt may be h pec Ascut Bowl or the e Great rically as th isto n h was know ney bl breast ed nut hatches, ack-ca ppe d c hickadees, vespe r Bo wl. Th ls an ome stonewal les, s cellar ho ere are two n d bar lers, red- sparrows , alde r flycatchers , chestn ut-sid ed warb d ind icate th e deeds for this lan at it w as first s. Th dation foun etimes bal rd d ea bi her e ot re som tailed haw ks and som gles a o the M given t hurch of gland, the En of the C inister species that m observed. ay be n the 1700' ool master i onary s. Missi ciety, and t he Sch So rou e the land s w gh tim ere so Th ld to two private in dividu als, t ev J.L. phe us St reet er; bu nd Al en in th e 19 40 's rwin a She eed for the Streeter farm still mentio ned th at t hey are the d urch land s subject t o paymen t o f ren ts to th “Ch ciety fo r e So the Prop agation of th e Go spel in Foreign Parts.” Wild 9 th e Verm ont Fish & Game (n ow In 195 life) Department purchased 39 6 acr es know n as t he “Slayton n order Lot ” from the At kinson Da to ion i porat vis Cor pu ly for hunting anent rm it pe protect vis kinson Da s. At rpose Co ained the tim ber ri ghts . The State then ret rporation ained the h unt ing ri ghts in 1964 for 2 09 acres ow ned by obt d Ju lie Mu rray on the sou th side of Little Walker an 19 tain . In rtment acq 92 , the Depa Ascutney Moun uired a key n-hol ding wi th a gra nt from the Verm ont 53-acre i Ho usi ng ons ervat ion Bo ard (VHCB ). T he fol lowi ng and C Wind year, throug h a jo int effo rt by the tow ns of West sor , and t he Verm ont Fish & and Weat hers field, the VHCB ghts Depa rtm ent, the Stat e purc hase d the tim ber ri Wildlife nal 207 to th e Slayto n lo t, an d an add itio -acre p arcel lin king scutney an Little A d A scutney Mo un tain s. Th is was also funded by a the VHCB. grant from es glean insects thatch reasted nu White-b ages Im upiter . ©J bark from 04. 20 es Habitat F eatur edm ont WMA is l ocated withi n the Southe rn Pi The nd Amphibians tiles a Rep the present on bian species Amphi t. El region sical biophy range from 60 0 on evat ions of Verm e wood WMA includ fro g, sp ring pee per, American t oad and th feet. along of Little e top on th 1,709 feet ge to ed e western yello w-spotted salam ander. a height of 1,648 feet. Ascut ney. Pierson Pea k reaches ique v ariety o WMA co Little A scutney f ntains a un Fish There ar e no fishable waters on th e WMA . vernal poo ing includ abitats life h wild eaver flowages, ls, b Little A scutney WMA is op en to regu lated hunting . ing, hiking and wild life view ing , trapp

2 ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department ! ! Little Ascutney Wildlife Management Area ! ! 500000 499500 499000 498000 500500 501000 498500 ! " ! " " ! 1000 ! " " ! " " ! " ! ASCUTNEY BASIN RD West Windsor ! ! ! 1250 ! 104500 104500 ! 1000 ! West Windsor KIMBALL FARM RD ! Town Forest ! " ! 1500 " ) " ! i ! " i ! " ! % $ " ! " ! " ! " 104000 104000 ! " ! " " ! " ! ASCUTNEY NOTCH RD " ! ! ! ! ! 1250 ! 103500 103500 ! ! ! 1250 ! " " " ! " 1000 " ! " " ! " " ! " " ! " Weathersfield 1500 103000 103000 " ! " ! " ! Little Ascutney Mountain " ! X 1709 " N Branch Black River " ! " " ! " ! " " ! ! " ! " ! 102500 102500 " ! 106 " " ¬ « " ! ! " ! 750 " ! " ! " ! " " " " " ! " " ! " ! " " ! " " PIPER RD " " ! " " " " " " " 102000 102000 LITTLE ASCUTNEY RD " " ! 131 ! ¬ « " " " " " ! " " " " ! " " ! ! " ! " " Hunting Rights Only ! " " " " " ! ! ! ! ! ! 750 " ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! " ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! " " ! " ! ! 499500 499000 501000 498000 498500 500500 500000 ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Little Ascutney WMA: 865 acres ! ! Wildlife Management Area ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Other Public Land ! ! ! î Boat Ramp ! ! ! ! Æ 0.125 0.25 0 0.5 ! ! ! ! ! Private with Public Access ) % $ Gate Miles Wildlife Viewing Areas [ ! 9 ! Designated Camp Site This map is for illustrative purposes only. The accuracy of the data During Big Game Car-top Access | ! layers shown on this map are limited by the accuracy of the source Seasons Only materials. No warranty as to the accuracy or the usefullness of the ) % $ Parking / ! i data is expressed or implied. ) % $

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