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Kabob Wildlife Management Area

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Size: 38 acres

Kabob WMA is located approximately 15 miles north of the city of Jamestown in the town of Stockton in Chautauqua County.

Day Use Activities and Recreational Opportunities

Forest in Kabob WMA in late spring
Forest in Kabob WMA
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Nature Study
  • Trapping
  • Wildlife Observation

A few activities are prohibited: off road vehicular travel, swimming, boating with motors and camping.

Watchable Wildlife

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The diverse habitat on the area is home to a variety of wildlife species. Some of the more common species are beaver, muskrat, mink, raccoon, fox, squirrel, deer, grouse, woodcock, turkey and a variety of song birds and waterfowl.


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.


The primary management objective for the area is to demonstrate to private landowners forest habitat management techniques for relatively small acreage, which will create and improve ruffed grouse and woodcock habitat. The present habitat diversity ranges from open fields to hardwood forest dominated by aspen.

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.

For more information, call or write to:

Region 9 Wildlife Manager
182 East Union Street, Suite 3
Allegany, NY 14706


From Cassadaga: head south on county route 71, then west on Waterman Road.