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Threemile

Wildlife Management Area

Site Facts

  • Open:May 15 - Dec 2
  • Size: 6089 acres
  • Elevation: 4738 ft

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

  • Rebecca Mowry
  • FWP Region 2 Headquarters
  • 3201 Spurgin Rd
  • Missoula, MT   59804
  • (406) 542-5500
  • rmowry@mt.gov
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.

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 Code Definitions

  • Common Common Abundance
  • UncommonUncommon Abundance
  • RareRare Abundance
  • IncidentalIncidental Occurrence
  • Historic OccurrenceHistoric Occurrence
  • Unknown AbundanceAbundance Unknown