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Boundary-Smith Creek WMA ADA duck blind upgraded

September 6, 2022

By T.J. Ross
IDFG Regional Communications Manager

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Boundary-Smith Creek WMA  ADA duck blind
The ADA-accessible waterfowl blind installed at the Boundary-Smith Creek Wildlife Management Area in 2021 has been upgraded to improve parking and access for hunters, with a parking lot immediately across the road from the current location of the blind, located on the northernmost portion of the WMA.

The new lot fits two trucks with trailers for waterfowl hunters, and a new gravel boat launch has been put in.

A blind, a boat launch, a lot for parking boats and trailers and plenty of whistling wings – all the makings of a great access site for waterfowl hunters!

Idaho Fish and Game owns two wildlife management areas in Boundary County that are managed specifically for waterfowl: McArthur Lake WMA and Boundary-Smith Creek WMA.

Beyond stellar waterfowl hunting opportunity, each of the WMAs also boasts an ADA-accessible blind.

A few reminders about use of the ADA-accessible blinds:
  • They are only available for use by individuals with disability
  • Hunters must reserve a blind by calling the Panhandle Regional office at (208) 769-1414
  • Both blinds are drive-in accessible
  • Habitat Biologist Robert Akins will contact you prior to your scheduled hunt date to provide relevant details for accessing your blind

Sportsmen can hunt ducks and Canada white-fronted and light geese from October 1 to January 13 in the Panhandle. For both WMAs, early season often offers particularly good hunting opportunity, as most open water is locked up in ice by late November to early December.

The rules on waterfowl species and number that can be harvested are fairly detailed, so make sure to check the 2022-23 Idaho Migratory Game Bird Season and Rules book before you head out for your hunt.

Reminder that in order to hunt you will need a valid Idaho hunting license, migratory bird (HIP) permit and a federal migratory bird (duck) stamp.

Please contact the Panhandle Regional office at (208) 769-1414 with any questions.

Questions or Comments? Send us an email!

Mike Weland, Publisher

6931 Main St.
P.O. Box 1625
Bonners Ferry, ID 83805
(208) 295-1016

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