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Wildlife Management Area

Moderate AccessibilityModerate Accessibility

 
 

 
Open: May 15 - Dec 2
Size: 1403 acres
Elevation: 6542 ft
Nearest Town: Anaconda

Opens noon on May 15. The Lost Creek WMA covers 1,600 acres located on the north side of Lost Creek, surrounded mostly by forest service lands. The majority of the area is approximately 1,200 acres of open bunchgrass rangeland at elevations from 5,600 to 7,200 feet. There is also a north slope stand of Douglas Fir forest of 160 acres that provides important thermal and hiding cover for wintering elk.



Management Goal
Management Goal

To provide winter range for elk, mule deer and bighorn sheep and provide outdoor recreational opportunities.

Directions
Directions

From junction with Montana Secondary Highway 273 and Lost Creek Road, drive 4 miles Northwest on Lost Creek Road. Turn right at mailboxes onto unmarked dirt road and proceed to the WMA.
(Lat 46.202, Lng -112.943)

Contact Information
Contact Information

Ray Vinkey
PO Box 1066
Philipsburg, MT   59858
(406) 859-1704
rvinkey@mt.gov

Hunting/Trapping Opportunities
Hunting/Trapping Opportunities
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
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
White-tailed Deer Go To Field Guide Field Guide Go To Hunting Guide Hunting Guide
Hunting Access System
Hunting Access System

Walk-in from established roads.

Restrictions & Closures
Restrictions & Closures
Management Restriction
CLOSED (12/1 - 5/14)
Closed to protect wildlife during the critical winter period.
Seasonal Restriction
OPEN (5/15 - 11/30)
Opens noon on May 15.
Activities
Activities
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Wildlife Viewing - Winter Closure (Dec. 1 - May 15)
  • Hunting - Deer, Elk, and Bighorn Sheep by Permit Only. Located in HD 213.
  • Photography
Campground
Campground
  • Primitive Campsite
Picnic Site
Picnic Site
  • Primitive
Sanitation/Water
Sanitation/Water
  • Pack in/Pack out
Trail
Trail
  • Hiking Trail
  • Horseback Riding Trail