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Wildlife Management Area

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Open: Jan 1 - Dec 31
Size: 172 acres
Elevation: 2073 ft
Nearest Town: Libby

IMPORTANT NOTICE:
Posted

Pets on leash only.
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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
Beaver Go To Field Guide Field Guide
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
Ducks Go To Hunting Guide Hunting Guide
Elk Go To Field Guide Field Guide Go To Hunting Guide Hunting Guide
Fisher Go To Field Guide Field Guide
Geese Go To Hunting Guide Hunting Guide
Mink Go To Field Guide Field Guide
Moose 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
Muskrat Go To Field Guide Field Guide
Otter Go To Field Guide Field 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

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.
Activities
Activities
  • Fishing
  • Bicycling
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Hunting
  • Boating - non-motorized
  • 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
Wildlife Viewing
Wildlife Viewing

These locations represent physical occurrences (visually confirmed) within the boundaries of the site. Many more species may be present in the area which are not listed because we do not have a visually confirmed record. If you would like to report a species sighting, a form is available.

Abundance Codes
Common Abundance = Common   Uncommon Abundance = Uncommon   Rare Abundance = Rare  
Incidental Occurrence = Incidental   Historic Occurrence = Historic Occurrence   Abundance Unknown = Unknown Abundance