Welcome to Appalachian Hills Wildlife Area

Appalachian Hills Wildlife Area is Ohio’s largest wildlife area totaling 54,525 acres with 20,463 of those acres in Morgan County. The area is a favorite destination for hunters, anglers, kayakers, birders, and outdoor enthusiasts of all ages, and for those who love to hike the Buckeye Trail, which runs through a section of the property.

Several species of wildlife occupy the area, with the principal game species being white-tailed deer, cottontail rabbit, turkey, mourning dove, squirrel, and grouse. The predominate species of fish located in the small lakes, ponds, and wetlands in the area are largemouth bass and bluegill.

Ohio furbearers will love the trapping opportunity provided by the prime habitats allowing for a diversity of furbearer wildlife species. Due to the unique grassland and brushland landscape, with a combination of woodland, open areas, and islands of vegetation, Appalachian Hills Wildlife Area provides avid birders the prospect of seeing many bird species as well as some rare species that inhabit the area.

Appalachian Hills Wildlife Area is an excellent location for anyone who loves outdoor recreational activities such as hunting, fishing, hiking, or spending a relaxing day, amongst nature, in a tranquil outdoor setting.

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