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Nagel Wildlife Area

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Area: 205 Acres

Hiking Difficulty: A, C

This unique parcel of land was the first to become a part of Pheasant Forever's “Build a Wildlife Area”campaign, which strives to create and maintain permanent public wildlife areas. Its features include more than 16 acres of wetlands surrounded by miles of restored prairie grasslands, savanna, and working farmlands. Thanks to partnership efforts among several Wisconsin conservation agencies, sportsmen’s groups and landowners, this land will only continue to flourish.


Birds of Interest:

Summer: Bobolink, Sedge Wren, Eastern Meadowlark, Savannah Sparrow, Vesper Sparrow, Henslow’s Sparrow, Northern Harrier, Short-Eared Owl, Ring-necked Pheasant

Winter: Snow Bunting, Snowy Owl, Gray-Crowned Rosy Finch, Great Gray Owl


• Nestled in the northern-most portion of theKinnickinnicWatershed

• Prairie edges skirted with agricultural fields allow a clearand majestic view of vast open landscape, perfect forbird watching or viewing sunsets

• The many acres of grassland cover are maintained withprescribed burning, mowing, and herbicide application

• The visitor kiosk on the south side of the prairie is onlyaquarter mile south of a restored wetland. Sunsets arethe best in the area

Directions: From Baldwin, at the intersection of Hwy 63 and Hwy 12N go north 6 miles on Hwy 63 to 140th Ave. Turn west on 140th Ave and go 3.75 miles. Parking lot is on north side of road

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