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Mount Silcox

Wildlife Management Area

Site Facts

  • Open:Apr 1 - Dec 2
  • Size: 1552 acres
  • Elevation: 2890 ft

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 Access System

Hunting Access System

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

Restrictions & Closures

Restrictions & Closures

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.