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Slinkard/Little Antelope Wildlife Area

Slinkard Little Antelope WA


Slinkard/Little Antelope Wildlife Area consists of approximately 11,700 acres of gently sloping valleys to deep canyons and rocky slopes. The area includes many streams, springs, meadows, and pine and aspen woodland occur on the property. This area was obtained to preserve key deer winter range habitat. Bobcat and coyote are also found here.

For more information, call the Inland Deserts Region Bishop office at (760) 872-1171.

Recreational Opportunities

Fishing Deer Hunting Wildlife Viewing

Activities: fishing, hunting, and wildlife viewing

PLEASE NOTE: For information on public use regulations for this area and other Department lands please refer to the link opens in new windowCDFW Public Lands Regulations booklet. Scroll to the Table of Contents. Locate the page number for general regulations for public uses on all Department lands. For additional regulations that apply only to certain properties, check the Table of Contents for sections that refer to additional or property-specific regulations for wildlife areas or ecological reserves. All visitors are responsible for knowing and following the general and property-specific regulations.

Area History

The early settlers brought cattle to Antelope Valley in 1859 and were soon followed by many large herds of cattle and sheep to supply the demand created by the booming gold mining industry. Many of these pioneering homesteaders established themselves and remained landholders until the 1930s after which time the rate of land exchanges accelerated.

A wealthy oilman purchased much of the land in 1953 and operated it as part of his larger cattle ranch. Most of the present building, fencing, and irrigating improvements were constructed during his ownership which ended in 1969. From then until State acquisition, two major land investment corporations owned the properties.

Overgrazing and poor water management practices resulted in soil erosion and the deterioration of wildlife habitat. Property was acquired by the Department beginning in 1978, and was designated as a wildlife area by the Fish and Game Commission in 1979.

Last update : 10/31/2018 9:35:08 AM

Wildlife Branch - Lands Program
1812 9th Street, Sacramento, CA 95811
(916) 445-0411

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Inland Deserts Region (Region 6)

Mono County

south of Topaz Lake, west of Hwy 395 on Hwy 89

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