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Wildlife Management Area

Most Difficult AccessibilityMost Difficult Accessibility

 
 

 
Open: Apr 1 - Dec 2
Size: 1552 acres
Elevation: 2890 ft
Nearest Town: Thompson Falls

IMPORTANT NOTICE:
Posted Aug 07, 2014

Stage I Fire Restrictions
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Opens noon on April 1. Visitors occasionally see elk from the parking area which remains open all winter. Bighorn sheep are visible from late October through mid-April, primarily in the rocky cliffs along the eastern edge of the WMA. White-tailed and mule deer, black bears, and turkeys are vest viewed during the spring, summer and fall when the WMA is open to travel. visitors occasionally spot mountain goats in the steep cliffs adjacent to the eastern boundary. Songbirds, woodpeckers, ospreys, owls, grouse and an occasional coyote also frequent the WMA. Management goals of Mount Silcox WMA are to provide winter and spring range for bighorn sheep, to provide recreational access to adjacent public lands, to provide winter range for elk and year-round habitat for white-tailed and mule deer and turkeys.



Management Goal
Management Goal

To provide winter and spring range for bighorn sheep, to provide recreational access to adjacent public lands, to provide winter range for elk and year-round habitat for white-tailed and mule deer and turkeys.

Directions
Directions

Mount Silcox WMA is located in Sanders County, two miles east of Thompson Falls on Sate Highway 200. Parking area and horse loading ramp is available off State Highway 200.
(Lat 47.592, Lng -115.284)

Contact Information
Contact Information

Bruce Sterling
PO Box 35
Thompson Falls, MT   59873
(406) 827-4389
bsterling@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
Bobcat Go To Field Guide Field Guide
Elk 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
Ruffed Grouse Go To Field Guide Field Guide
Spruce Grouse Go To Field Guide Field Guide
White-tailed Deer Go To Field Guide Field Guide Go To Hunting Guide Hunting Guide
Wild Turkey Go To Field Guide Field Guide
Hunting Access System
Hunting Access System

Access is by non-motorized vehicles only. Access by horse, mountain bike, or walk-in.

Restrictions & Closures
Restrictions & Closures
Stage I Fire Restriction
Stage I Fire Restrictions
Management Restriction
CLOSED (12/1 - 3/30)
Closed to protect wildlife during the critical winter period.
Seasonal Restriction
OPEN (4/1 - 11/30)
Opens noon on April 1.
Activities
Activities
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Hunting
  • Photography
Miscellaneous
Miscellaneous
  • Parking
Picnic Site
Picnic Site
  • Primitive
Sanitation/Water
Sanitation/Water
  • Difficult Accessibility
    Pack in/Pack out
Trail
Trail
  • Bike Trail
  • Hiking Trail
  • Horseback Riding Trail