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Carter's Pond Wildlife Management Area

Wildlife

Best Seasons And Times For Viewing

Spring, Summer, Fall

Description

The woodlands, open areas, modern farming activity, brush and wetlands provide a diverse habitat for a variety of wildlife species. Hunting, fishing and trapping are integral parts of the conservation and management of New York's natural resources. Check the annual syllabus for hunting, fishing, and trapping season dates which apply to the Wildlife Management Unit.

Don’t Miss This When Visiting

A wheelchair accessible half-mile loop trail and path to an elevated viewing platform exists within the nature trail

Identify And Describe The Management Organization

The 446.5 acre management area was dedicated to Philip A. Dustin, an avid conservationist and charter member of the Waterfowl Improvement Association. The Association, a group of sportsmen, encouraged New York's acquisition of Carters Pond as a waterfowl management area.

Primary Access Points And Trail Heads

The Carters Pond Wildlife Management Area is located along County Route 338 in the Town of Greenwich, Washington County.

Visit the New York State DEC website for more information

Wildlife Species Often Seen

The woodlands, open areas, modern farming activity, brush and wetlands provide a diverse habitat for a variety of wildlife species. Wildlife may be as diverse as 51 mammals, 174 birds, 6 reptiles, 8 amphibians, and 11 fish. How many birds can you find?

Wood duck nesting boxes erected by the Waterfowl Improvement Association are scattered around the marsh. Wood ducks, hooded mergansers, screech and saw-whet owls, and tree swallows have been observed using these boxes.