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Photo of Wildlife Management Area. Freezout Lake WMA

FWP’s Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) are managed with wildlife and wildlife habitat conservation as the foremost concern. WMAs protect important wildlife habitat that might otherwise disappear from the Montana landscape. They provide vital habitat for bear, bighorn sheep, birds, deer, elk, furbearers, moose, mountain goats, wolves and an array of other game and nongame wildlife. [Map of WMAs in Montana]

WMA Rules and Policies

These rules and policies govern public use of WMAs.

Closures and Restrictions

WMAs that are NOT open year-round open at NOON; opening dates vary.

closure icon Recreational closures and restrictions vary. [Learn more]

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With these Hunting/Trapping Opportunities (limit 3)

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Antelope Beaver Bighorn Sheep Black Bear
Blue Grouse Bobcat Coots Ducks
Elk Fisher Geese Gray Partridge (Hungarian Partridge)
Mink Moose Mountain Goat Mountain Lion
Mourning Dove Mule Deer Muskrat Otter
Pine Marten Ring-necked Pheasant Ruffed Grouse Sage Grouse
Sandhill Crane Sharp-tailed Grouse Snipe Spruce Grouse
Swans White-tailed Deer Wild Turkey Wolverine
Offering these Activites (limit 3)

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  • Bicycling
  • Horseback Riding
  • Boating
  • Nordic Skiing
  • Camping
  • Picnicking
  • Fishing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Hiking
  • Swimming
With these Facilities (limit 3)

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  • Bike Trail
  • Horseback Riding Trail
  • Boat Ramp
  • Interpretive Trail
  • Campsite
  • Picnic Table
  • Fire Ring
  • Toilet (Vault)
  • Hiking Trail
With these ADA Accessibility Levels(limit 3)

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  • Easy Accessibility
  • Difficult Accessibility
  • Moderate Accessibility
  • Most Difficult Accessibility