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Wildlife Management Area

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Open: May 15 - Dec 2
Size: 9475 acres
Elevation: 5909 ft
Nearest Town: Anaconda

Opens noon on June 1. Just south of the Highway, Garrity Mountain rises over 8,000 feet in Elevation. The mountain's open, grassy areas provide critical winter foraging for elk, deer, and bighorn sheep, while pockets of timber offer shelter and thermal cover.

The Garrity Mountain / Clear Creek WMA involves two separate pieces of property. The Garrity Mtn. parcel covers a total of 6,707 acres located approximately three miles west of Anaconda. Around 2,400 acres of the area is open bunchgrass rangeland at elevations from 6,800 to 8,000 feet. The remaining 3,200 acres are predominately second growth lodgepole pine, heavily harvested during the early 1900's. The Clear Creek parcel covers a total of 2,265 acres at the head of Clear Creek drainage, south of Anaconda. The two parcels are separated by a section of Butte Water Company lands.



Management Goal
Management Goal

Mange the land for highly productive, diverse vegetative communities that will provide high quality forage and cover for native wildlife species, with an emphasis on bighorn sheep, elk, mule deer, and white-tailed deer winter/spring forage supplies; and manage for hunting and other recreational opportunities for the public and access to National Forest Lands.

Directions
Directions

Drive 8 miles west of Anaconda on Montana Highway 1 to the Yankee Flat Area. Turn left onto an unmarked road near marker 18, just east of Department of Natural Resources and Conservation Office. Drive past a group of houses and look for the Garrity Moutnain WMA sign.
(Lat 46.142, Lng -113.049)

Contact Information
Contact Information

Ray Vinkey
PO Box 1066
Philipsburg, MT   59858
(406) 859-1704
rvinkey@mt.gov

Hunting/Trapping Opportunities
Hunting/Trapping Opportunities
Bighorn Sheep Go To Field Guide Field Guide Go To Hunting Guide Hunting Guide
Black Bear Go To Field Guide Field Guide Go To Hunting Guide Hunting Guide
Blue Grouse Go To Field Guide Field Guide
Elk Go To Field Guide Field Guide Go To Hunting Guide Hunting Guide
Moose Go To Field Guide Field Guide Go To Hunting Guide Hunting Guide
Mountain Goat Go To Field Guide Field Guide Go To Hunting Guide Hunting Guide
Mule Deer Go To Field Guide Field Guide Go To Hunting Guide Hunting Guide
Spruce Grouse Go To Field Guide Field Guide
White-tailed Deer Go To Field Guide Field Guide Go To Hunting Guide Hunting Guide
Hunting Access System
Hunting Access System

Designated access routes - walk-in hunting from established parking areas.

Restrictions & Closures
Restrictions & Closures
Management Restriction
CLOSED (12/1 - 5/31)
Closed to protect wildlife during the critical winter period.
Seasonal Restriction
OPEN (6/1 - 11/30)
Opens noon on June 1.
Activities
Activities
  • Camping
  • Picnicking
  • Bicycling - Stay on Established Roads
  • Group Use - Permit Required For All Groups Over 30 People
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Hunting
  • Photography
Miscellaneous
Miscellaneous
  • Information Kiosk/Map
  • Parking
Picnic Site
Picnic Site
  • Primitive
Sanitation/Water
Sanitation/Water
  • Pack in/Pack out
Trail
Trail
  • Bike Trail
  • Hiking Trail
  • Horseback Riding Trail