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Jacquins Pond Wildlife Management Area

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Jacquins Pond WMA is a 30-acre property located near the Pennsylvania border, southwest of Chautauqua Lake. The area is primarily made up of wetland habitat.

Featured Activities

Hunting & Trapping
General information on hunting and general information on trapping includes how-to and safety tips with links to seasons, rules and regulations.

General information on fishing includes how-to and safety tips and links to seasons, rules and regulations.

Wildlife Viewing Activity
General information on animals includes links to information about birds, mammals, fish, reptiles, amphibians and insects that inhabit or migrate through the state.

The diverse habitat on the area is home to a variety of wildlife species.

  • Mammals: beaver, muskrat, mink, raccoon, fox, squirrel, white-tailed deer
  • Birds: grouse, woodcock, turkey and a variety of song birds and waterfowl.


From Jamestown: take Exit 12 off Interstate 86 and head south on Route 60. Turn right onto Route 394 (West 6th Street) and continue until reaching the intersection with Route 474, then turn left. After 12.5 miles, turn left to stay on Route 474. After 4.5 miles, turn left onto Rundall Road and then turn left onto Caflisch Road. After about 1 mile, the WMA will be on your left.

There are no designated parking areas on the unit, however roadside parking is available. The WMA is located at 42.013020°N, 79.592075°W. Get Google Map Driving Directions (leaves DEC website).
All coordinates provided are in decimal degrees using NAD83/WGS84 datum.

Rules, Regulations & Outdoor Safety

Activity Rules & Regulations:

The following activities are not permitted in Jacquins Pond WMA:

  • Off Road Vehicular Travel, including:
    • all-terrain vehicles
    • cars
    • snowmobiles
    • motorcycles
    • trucks
  • swimming
  • boating with motors
  • camping

Outdoor Safety Tips:

How We Manage Jacquins Pond WMA

Like most of the state's Wildlife Management Areas, Jacquins Pond WMA is managed by DEC's Division of Fish and Wildlife for wildlife conservation and wildlife-associated recreation (hunting, trapping, wildlife viewing/photography). Funding to maintain and manage this site is provided by the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration or "Pittman-Robertson" Act, which is acquired through excise taxes on sporting arms, ammunition and archery equipment.

The following highlights some of the principal management objectives and techniques for the Jacquins Pond WMA:

  • To provide habitat for a variety of resident and migratory species
  • To permit compatible wildlife related recreational use


The area was purchased by the DEC in 1977 with funds from the 1972 Environmental Quality Bond Act.

Nearby State Lands, Facilities, Amenities & Other Information

Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau (leaves DEC website) can provide information about other recreation, attractions and amenities in this area. Numerous guide books and maps are available with information on the lands, waters, trails and other recreational facilities in this area. These can be purchased at most outdoor equipment retailers, bookstores, and on-line booksellers.

Additional information, outdoor equipment, trip suggestions and guided or self-guided tours may be obtained from outdoor guide and outfitting businesses. Check area chambers of commerce, telephone directories or search the internet for listings.

Consider hiring an outdoor guide if you have little experience or woodland skills. See the NYS Outdoor Guides Association (leaves DEC website) for information on outdoor guides.