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Buck Hill Management Area
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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

Habitat

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.

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.


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