Pigeon River Fish and Wildlife Area

Pigeon River Fish and Wildlife Area is a protected area that covers 12,134 acres (4,910 ha) and is dedicated to providing hunting and fishing opportunities. The area includes 529 acres (214 ha) of lakes and 17 miles (27 km) along the Pigeon River. It is located on Indiana State Road 3, near Mongo in Lagrange County, Indiana.[1] The Fish and Wildlife Area contains Tamarack Bog Nature Preserve, a 150-acre (61 ha) wetland parcel that has been designated as a National Natural Landmark.[2]

Pigeon River Fish and Wildlife Area
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
Map showing the location of Pigeon River Fish and Wildlife Area
Map showing the location of Pigeon River Fish and Wildlife Area
LocationLaGrange and Steuben counties, Indiana, United States
Nearest cityMongo, IN
Coordinates41°40′40″N 85°15′12″W / 41.677867°N 85.253367°W / 41.677867; -85.253367Coordinates: 41°40′40″N 85°15′12″W / 41.677867°N 85.253367°W / 41.677867; -85.253367
Area12,134 acres (49.1 km2)
Established1956
Governing bodyIndiana Department of Natural Resources
www.in.gov/dnr/fishwild/3086.htm

WildlifeEdit

During the spring and fall migrations, waterfowl are at their peak abundance. The area is open during the appropriate hunting seasons, and trapping in the wetlands is allowed but subject to selection through a drawing.

FacilitiesEdit

  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Picnicking
  • Ice Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Trapping
  • Shooting Range
  • Archery Range
  • Dog Training Area
  • Boat Ramp (electric trolling motors only)
  • Dump Station
  • Primitive Camping (44 sites)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pigeon River". Indiana Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved October 13, 2012.
  2. ^ "National Natural Landmarks - National Natural Landmarks (U.S. National Park Service)". www.nps.gov. Retrieved 2019-04-14. Year designated: 1973