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Wildlife Management Area

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Open: May 15 - Dec 2
Size: 6089 acres
Elevation: 4738 ft
Nearest Town: Stevensville

Opens noon on May 15. Few elk inhabit Threemile WMA during the summer, but they are often observable nonetheless. The most likely observations are of songbirds and raptors commonly found in upland grasslands and ponderosa pine forests. Threemile provides a mixture of motorized access and walk-in hunting opportunities for elk, mule deer, ruffed grouse, and black bear. The primary management goal is to provide winter range for elk and compatible recreational opportunities for the public.



Management Goal
Management Goal

Primarily to provide winter range for elk and compatible recreational opportunities for the public.

Directions
Directions

Threemile WMA is located 9 miles east of Florence in Ravalli County. From Florence, take the Eastside Highway (Route 203) east and then south for 6.1 miles: at Threemile Creek Road turn left (east) and proceed 3.3 miles; after passing Lone Rock School, turn left (north) and go 4.1 miles (passing Brown Valley Ranch) to where the road crosses Threemile Creek; immediately after this, take the right-hand fork of the road and follow signs to the WMA entrance.
(Lat 46.59, Lng -113.891)

Contact Information
Contact Information

Nathan Borg
FWP Region 2 Headquarters
3201 Spurgin Rd
Missoula, MT   59804
(406) 542-5500
nborg@mt.gov

Hunting/Trapping Opportunities
Hunting/Trapping Opportunities
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
Mule Deer Go To Field Guide Field Guide Go To Hunting Guide Hunting Guide
Ruffed 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

Mix of motorized access and walk-in hunting.

Restrictions & Closures
Restrictions & Closures
Management Restriction
CLOSED (12/1 - 5/14)
Closed to protect wildlife during the critical winter period.
Motorized Vehicle Restriction
CLOSED (1/1 - 12/31)
Motorcycles and ATVs prohibited.
Motorized Vehicle Restriction
RESTRICTED (5/15 - 11/30)
Two-wheel drive vehicle access when roads are dry.
Seasonal Restriction
OPEN (5/15 - 11/30)
Opens noon on May 15.
Activities
Activities
  • Camping
  • Picnicking
  • Group Use
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Amphitheater Events
  • Hunting
  • Photography
  • Cultural Events
Miscellaneous
Miscellaneous
  • Parking
Sanitation/Water
Sanitation/Water
  • 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