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Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks GIS Data available for download.

  • Boundaries/Lands - Hunting districts, FWP's regional administrative boundaries, lands managed and/or owned by FWP, Fish & Wildlife Commissioner boundaries, FWP Enforcement Boundaries.
  • Fisheries/Hydrography - Fish species distribution, hydrography, hatcheries.
  • Wildlife - Wildlife distribution, occurrence.

Additional information about the species listed below can be requested by contacting FWP at fwpwld@mt.gov Submission of a MFWP Biologic and Natural Resource Data Request Form (pdf) may be required.

Distribution, range or other information for species not listed below can be found in the Montana Field Guide or by submitting a formal request to the Montana Natural Heritage Program.

Boundaries/Lands
Description Type Image Shapefile Metadata
FWP Commissioner Districts 2014   Polygon      
FWP Lands (Points)   Point      
FWP Lands (Polygons)   Polygon      
FWP Regional Enforcement Boundaries   Polygon   n/a    
FWP Regional Fisheries Boundaries   Polygon      
FWP Regional Wildlife Boundaries   Polygon      
Fishing Access Sites (Points)   Point   n/a    
Fishing Access Sites (Polygons)   Polygon      
Fishing Access Sites Noxious Weed Locations (2005 -2009)   Point   n/a    
Fishing Districts   Polygon   n/a    
Furbearer Trapping Districts (2012 and 2013 Seasons)   Polygon   n/a    
Hunting Districts - (2012 and 2013 Seasons) - Antelope   Polygon      
Hunting Districts - (2012 and 2013 Seasons) - Bighorn Sheep   Polygon      
Hunting Districts - (2012 and 2013 Seasons) - Bison   Polygon      
Hunting Districts - (2012 and 2013 Seasons) - Black Bear   Polygon      
Hunting Districts - (2012 and 2013 Seasons) - Deer/Elk/Mountain Lion   Polygon      
Hunting Districts - (2012 and 2013 Seasons) - Moose   Polygon      
Hunting Districts - (2012 and 2013 Seasons) - Mountain Goat   Polygon      
Hunting Districts - (2012 and 2013 Seasons) - Turkey   Polygon      
Hunting Districts - (2014 and 2015 Seasons) - Antelope   Polygon   n/a    
Hunting Districts - (2014 and 2015 Seasons) - Bighorn Sheep   Polygon   n/a    
Hunting Districts - (2014 and 2015 Seasons) - Black Bear   Polygon   n/a    
Hunting Districts - (2014 and 2015 Seasons) - Deer/Elk/Mountain Lion   Polygon   n/a    
Hunting Districts - (2014 and 2015 Seasons) - Moose   Polygon   n/a    
Hunting Districts - (2014 and 2015 Seasons) - Mountain Goat   Polygon   n/a    
Hunting Districts - (2014 and 2015 Seasons) - Turkey   Polygon   n/a    
Land and Water Conservation Fund Project Locations   Point   n/a    
Management Responsibility Areas - Fisheries Biologists   Polygon   n/a    
Management Responsibility Areas - Wildlife Biologists   Polygon   n/a    
Management Units - (2010 and 2011 Seasons) - Elk   Polygon   n/a    
Management Units - (2010 and 2011 Seasons) - Mountain Lion   Polygon      
Management Units - (2010 and 2011 Seasons) - Wolverine   Polygon      
Management Units - (2012 and 2013 Seasons) - Mountain Lion   Polygon      
Management Units - (2012 and 2013 Seasons) - Wolverine   Polygon      
Management Units - (2013 Season) - Gray Wolf   Polygon      
Management Units - (2014 and 2015 Seasons) - Gray Wolf     n/a    
Management Units - (2014 and 2015 Seasons) - Mountain Lion     n/a    
State Parks (Points)   Point   n/a    
State Parks (Polygons)   Polygon   n/a    
State Parks Facilities (Line Features)   Point   n/a    
State Parks Facilities (Point Features)   Point      
State Parks Facilities (Polygon Features)   Polygon   n/a    
Wildlife Management Areas (Points)   Point   n/a    
Wildlife Management Areas (Polygons)   Polygon   n/a    

Fisheries/Hydrography
Description Type Image Shapefile Metadata
Aquatic Focus Areas 2005 - All Tiers   Polygon      
Aquatic Focus Areas 2005 - Tier 1   Polygon      
Bull Trout Critical Habitat     n/a    
Dewatered Streams   Line      
Fish Hatcheries   Point      
Fish Species Distribution - Lakes   Point      
Fish Species Distribution - Streams   Routed Feature      
Lakes   Polygon      
Montana Lakes Bathymetry   Line   n/a    
River Basins (4th Code HUCs - 1:2,000,000 Scale)   Polygon      
River Basins (4th Code HUCs 1:24,000 - Scale)   Polygon   n/a    
River Mile Locations (10th Mile Intervals)   Point   n/a    
Streams   Routed Feature      
Whirling Disease Sample sites   Point   n/a    

Wildlife
Description Type Image Shapefile Metadata
Coincident Priority Conservation Areas   Polygon   n/a    
Distribution - Antelope (General and Winter)   Polygon      
Distribution - Bighorn Sheep (General and Winter)   Polygon      
Distribution - Bison (General and Winter)   Polygon      
Distribution - Black Bear (General)   Polygon      
Distribution - Dusky (Blue) Grouse   Polygon      
Distribution - Elk (General and Winter)   Polygon      
Distribution - Gray (Hungarian) Partridge   Polygon      
Distribution - Gray Wolf (General)   Polygon      
Distribution - Moose (General and Winter)   Polygon      
Distribution - Mountain Goat (General and Winter)   Polygon      
Distribution - Mountain Lion (General)   Polygon      
Distribution - Mule Deer (General and Winter)   Polygon      
Distribution - Pheasant (Habitat)   Polygon      
Distribution - Ruffed Grouse   Polygon      
Distribution - Sage Grouse (Habitat)   Polygon      
Distribution - Sage Grouse (Historic)   Polygon      
Distribution - Sharp-tailed Grouse   Polygon      
Distribution - Spruce Grouse   Polygon      
Distribution - White-tailed Deer (General and Winter)   Polygon      
Distribution - Wild Turkey   Polygon      
Population Management Units - Deer   Polygon   n/a    
Sage Grouse Core Areas   Polygon   n/a    
Terrestrial Focus Areas 2005 - All Tiers   Polygon      
Terrestrial Focus Areas 2005 - Tier 1   Polygon