Wildlife Management Areas

Jefferson County, Nebraska has six designated Wildlife Management Areas totally more than 2,800 acres, showcasing the unspoiled beauty and diversity of the terrain and wetlands in and around Fairbury. Nebraska’s state wildlife areas are managed by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s Wildlife Division for the enhancement of wildlife habitat and for public hunting and fishing. These areas are also open to other activities, including hiking, horseback riding, bird watching, nature study and primitive camping for year-round enjoyment.

We hope you enjoy the Wildlife Management Areas in and around Fairbury. Please be mindful of specific rules regarding appropriate activities in these areas.

Wildlife Management Areas, Fairbury Nebraska
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Alexandria Lakes WMA/SRA
Located 2 miles east and ½ mile south of Alexandria in NW Jefferson County, Alexandria Lakes Wildlife Management Area has 660 acres of wetlands, cropland, wooded areas and prairie grassland ideal for hiking, bird watching, horseback riding, hunting and primitive camping. No open fires. Open year-round, dawn-dusk. Deer, dove, pheasant, quail, rabbit, squirrel, turkey, waterfowl; SRA and WMA have distinct boundaries; no hunting on SRA. Call 402.749.7650 for more info.

Alexandria Southwest WMA 
Located 1/2 mile south and 1 mile east of Alexandria in NW Jefferson County, Alexandria Southwest Wildlife Management Area has 529 acres of wetlands, cropland, wooded areas and prairie grassland ideal for hiking, bird watching, horseback riding, hunting and primitive camping. No open fires. Open year-round, dawn-dusk. Deer, dove, pheasant, quail, rabbit, squirrel, turkey, waterfowl. Call 402.749.7650 for more info.

Flathead WMA 
Located 1 mile south of Fairbury along the banks of the Little Blue River, Flathead Wildlife Management Area has 250 acres of heavily-wooded areas and range grass ideal for hiking, bird watching, horseback riding, hunting and primitive camping. No open fires. Open year-round, dawn-dusk. Deer, dove, quail, rabbit, waterfowl, squirrel, turkey; no rifles and handguns. Call 402.749.7650 for more info.

Wildlife Management Areas, Fairbury NebraskaRock Glen WMA
Located just south of Rock Creek Station, 6 miles east, 2 miles south of Fairbury, Rock Glen Wildlife Management Area has 707 acres of virgin and restored prairie, wood-studded ravines ideal for hiking, bird watching, horseback riding, hunting and primitive camping. No open fires. Open year-round, dawn-dusk. Deer, dove, quail, grouse, rabbit, squirrel, turkey. Call 402.749.7650 for more info.

Rose Creek WMA 
Located 2 miles south, 2½ miles west, 1¼ miles south of Fairbury, Rose Creek Wildlife Management Area has 384 acres of wood-studded ravines, croplands, prairie grasses ideal for hiking, bird watching, horseback riding, hunting and primitive camping. No open fires. Open year-round, dawn-dusk. Deer, pheasant, dove, quail, rabbit, squirrel, turkey, waterfowl. Call 402.749.7650 for more info.

Rose Creek West WMA
Located 2 miles south, 3½ miles west, 2 miles south of Fairbury, Rose Creek West Wildlife Management Area has 280 acres of  wood-studded ravines, croplands, prairie grasses ideal for hiking, bird watching, horseback riding, hunting and primitive camping. No open fires. Open year-round, dawn-dusk. Deer, dove, quail, rabbit, squirrel, turkey, waterfowl. Call 402.749.7650 for more info.