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Kootenai - Falls

Wildlife Management Area

Site Facts

  • Open:Jan 1 - Dec 31
  • Size: 172 acres
  • Elevation: 2073 ft

Important Notice

Pets on leash only.

Bighorn sheep, white-tailed deer, and mule deer may be seen on the WMA during any time of year, but are most observable from fall through spring. Black bears are regular fall visitors and moose and elk are seen occasionally.

Consisting of 172 acres, the WMA lies adjacent to the Kootenai River beginning approximately eight miles downstream from Libby. Bounded on the north, east, and west by national forest land, it includes three miles of Kootenai River frontage on its southern boundary. Although the WMA occupies relatively gentle terrain along the river terrace, the land immediately upslope could best be described as steep, rocky, and rugged. Forest habitat is very diverse and most coniferous trees common to the Northwest can be found.

Management Goal

Management Goal

To provide year-long habitat for bighorn sheep and seasonal habitat for whitetail deer, mule deer, and black bear.

Directions

Directions

Kootenai Falls is located in Lincoln County in northwestern Montana, seven miles northwest of Libby. Take State highway 37 north from Libby to Kootenai River Road (county road).
(Lat 48.448 , Lng -115.676 )

Contact Information

Contact Information

  • Tonya Chilton-Radandt
  • 475 Fish Hatchery Rd
  • Libby, MT   59923
  • (406) 293-4161
  • tchilton@mt.gov
Hunting/Trapping Opportunities

Hunting/Trapping Opportunities

Species

Field Guide

Hunting Guide

Beaver

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Bighorn Sheep

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Black Bear

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Blue Grouse

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Bobcat

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Ducks

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Elk

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Fisher

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Geese

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Mink

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Moose

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Mule Deer

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Muskrat

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Otter

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Ruffed Grouse

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Spruce Grouse

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White-tailed Deer

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Wild Turkey

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Hunting Access System

Hunting Access System

The single road accessing the WMA is gated and closed to motorized vehicles. Access is by non-motorized means only.

Restrictions & Closures

Restrictions & Closures

Pet Restriction

Pets on leash only.

Pet Restriction

Pets on leash only.