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Kabob Wildlife Management Area

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Kabob Wildlife Management Area is a 38-acre parcel located approximately 15 miles north of the city of Jamestown.

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
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 Cassadaga: head south on County Route 71, then west on Waterman Road. The WMA parking area will be on your left.

All coordinates provided are in decimal degrees using NAD83/WGS84 datum.

Unpaved Parking Lot

Rules, Regulations & Outdoor Safety

Activity Rules & Regulations:

The following activities are not permitted in Kabob WMA:

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

Outdoor Safety Tips:

How We Manage Kabob WMA

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Like most of the state's Wildlife Management Areas, Kabob 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 Kabob WMA:

  • To demonstrate forest habitat management techniques for relatively small acreage to private landowners, which will create and improve ruffed grouse and woodcock habitat.
  • Future use of Kabob WMA includes a cooperative agreement with the Ruffed Grouse Society for landowner workshops to demonstrate and conduct wildlife management habitat programs.


The area was acquired as a gift to the State of New York in 1978 and is comprised of wetland along with some brushland and woodland.

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.