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Lewis Wetzel WMA is a perfect place for hunting and fishing adventures


​​With more than 14,000 acres of moderate to steep slopes, forested hills and partially timbered land, Lewis Wetzel Wildlife Management Area is the perfect place for an outdoor adventure. Far away from noisy interstates and busy cities, visiting Lewis Wetzel WMA is like going back to a time when people still lived off the land. In fact, this WMA is about as rugged as when Lewis Wetzel, a famed frontiersman and scout, roamed these hills.

Whether you enjoy hunting big game, trout fishing, birdwatching or hiking trails, Lewis Wetzel WMA has something to offer all kinds of nature lovers. Here’s everything you need to know before you plan a trip.