Enjoy the Wildlife of Killbuck Marsh

Enjoy the Wildlife of Killbuck Marsh

July 22, 2016

It sits between State Route 83 and 226, across Holmes and Wayne counties, with over half of the 5,671 acres marsh and swamp land. Killbuck Creek runs through the center, providing an area to fish for northern pike, carp, suckers, and bullheads. Aside from the creek, there are many ponds for catching panfish such as bluegill, sunfish, rock and white bass, and white and yellow perch. Waterfowl hunting, particularly for Canadian geese and wood ducks, is also popular in this area.

If you prefer not to hunt or fish, the four mile walking-only trail is ideal for observing wildlife. In 1991, river otters were released, as were trumpeter swans in 1997, and since then their population has greatly increased. Many different breeds of swans can be observed, which is uniquely specific to this area. Other animals inhabit Killbuck Marsh, such as deer, woodchucks, frogs, turtles, raccoons, fox squirrels, rabbits and many others. Dikes have been built over time to increase the wetland size, making a flourishing environment for many species to live, and for us to utilize and appreciate.


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