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Wildlife Management Area

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Blackfoot-Clearwater

Wildlife Management Area

Site Facts

  • Open:May 15 - Nov 11
  • Size: 43761 acres
  • Elevation: 4721 ft

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 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.

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