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Buck Hill Management Area
Location and Access
Buck Hill is located entirely within the town of Burrillville, Rhode
Island, with primary access gained off of Buck Hill Road where there
is a parking area. Interior roads are gated to limit vehicle access.
Topographic quad maps for Thompson, CT cover this area
Buck Hill covers a total land area of 2049 acres. The area is composed
of primarily forest land (deciduous 1815 acres, evergreen 3.2 acres),
wetlands (201 acres), and agricultural lands (14.6 acres). The DFW
maintains a wildlife marsh (approximately 30.7 acres) which serves to
attract waterfowl, furbearers such as muskrat, and other wetland
dependent birds. The DFW also maintains a series of wildlife farming
fields and food plots throughout the area which are designed to
increase habitat diversity and improve food and cover for wildlife.
Typical game mammals found in the Buck Hill area include cottontail
rabbits, white-tailed deer and furbearers such as fox, raccoon,
muskrat, and coyote. Game birds found in Buck Hill include ruffed
grouse, wild turkey, ring-necked pheasant, and a species of waterfowl.
Ample opportunity for observation of non-game wildlife exists.