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Wildlife Management Area

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Open: May 15 - Nov 11
Size: 43761 acres
Elevation: 4721 ft
Nearest Town: Seeley Lake

Opens noon on May 15.



Management Goal
Management Goal

To provide winter range for elk primarily, and for white-tailed and mule deer secondarily.

Directions
Directions

Missoula and Powell counties, about 40 miles east-northeast of Missoula on State Highway 200. Road access from State highways 83 and 200 from May 15 to mid-November, and developed campgrounds at Clearwater Junction. Wildlife viewing area and information.
(Lat 47.094, Lng -113.377)

Contact Information
Contact Information

Jay Kolbe
PO Box 1288
Seeley Lake, MT   59868
(406) 499-2356
jkolbe@mt.gov

Hunting/Trapping Opportunities
Hunting/Trapping Opportunities
Black Bear Go To Field Guide Field Guide Go To Hunting Guide Hunting Guide
Ducks Go To Hunting Guide Hunting Guide
Elk Go To Field Guide Field Guide Go To Hunting Guide Hunting Guide
Geese 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

Open roads for motorized traffic, otherwise park and walk, ride horseback, or mountain bike.

Restrictions & Closures
Restrictions & Closures
Boating Restriction
RESTRICTED (1/1 - 12/31)
The Ducks Unlimited Pond south of the WMA headquarters is closed to motorized boats.
Management Restriction
CLOSED (11/11 - 5/14)
Closed to protect wildlife during the critical winter period.
Seasonal Restriction
OPEN (5/15 - 11/10)
Opens noon on May 15.
Activities
Activities
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Camping
  • Picnicking
  • Bicycling
  • Group Use
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Hunting
  • Boating - non-motorized
  • Photography
  • Cultural Events
Boat Services
Boat Services
  • Ramp (Dirt)
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.

 Amphibians
 Birds (A-C)
 Birds (D-L)
 Birds (M-R)
Abundance Codes
Common Abundance = Common   Uncommon Abundance = Uncommon   Rare Abundance = Rare  
Incidental Occurrence = Incidental   Historic Occurrence = Historic Occurrence   Abundance Unknown = Unknown Abundance