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Samuels Wildlife Area

Location & Description

This 83-acre wildlife area lies 2.5 miles southwest of Vinton on SR 160 in Morgan Township of Gallia County. portion of the area consists of reverting fields containing pine, sassafras, crabapple, and dogwood. 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.

History & 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.

Wildlife

Many woodland songbirds can be found here. The major game species are white-tailed deer, turkey, squirrel, and ruffed grouse.

Recreational Opportunities

The area should provide good hunting opportunities for white-tailed deer, turkey, squirrel, and grouse.

Emergencies

Call: 911

Phone Number

(740) 589-9930

Non-Emergency

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