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Salt Fork Wildlife Area - A Feature of Ohio's Native Wildlife
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By the early 1900s, many species of native wildlife once abundant in Ohio's woodlands had become scarce or extinct as the forests were cleared for agriculture and industry. Through habitat restoration and reintroduction of native species, animals like the white-tailed deer, Canada goose, wild turkey, beaver, and otter are again part of Ohio's landscape. Wildlife that once sustained the native inhabitants and early settlers continue to be enjoyed here by anglers, hunters, and trappers, as well as hikers and wildlife observers. The 12,000-acre wildlife area is named for local natural salt licks.