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Wildlife Conservation Easement

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Open: Jan 1 - Dec 31
Size: 5204 acres
Elevation: 4521 ft
Nearest Town: Stevensville



Management Goal
Management Goal

Protect elk winter range from development in perpetuity.

Directions
Directions

Sapphire Mountains, Bitterroot Valley, Ambrose Creek - From Missoula, drive Highway 93 South to Florence, turn left on East Side Highway, then drive 7 miles to Ambrose Creek Road, then about 6 miles east to first parking lot.
(Lat 46.553, Lng -113.893)

Contact Information
Contact Information

FWP Region 2 Headquarters
3201 Spurgin Rd
Missoula, MT   59804
(406) 542-5500
FWPRegion2@mt.gov

Hunting/Trapping Opportunities
Hunting/Trapping Opportunities
Black Bear Go To Field Guide Field Guide Go To Hunting Guide Hunting 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

Hunter access regulated by the size of the parking lots. If parking is available, you may park and go. Access from two designated parking areas, with a legal parking capacity of three vehicles per parking area. Access is by foot only, and is allowed from June 15 through December 1.

Restrictions & Closures
Restrictions & Closures
Management Restriction
CLOSED (12/1 - 6/15)
No antler collecting.
Seasonal Restriction
CLOSED (12/1 - 6/15)
Closed to protect deer and elk during the critical winter period.
Activities
Activities
  • Picnicking
  • Hiking
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Hunting
  • Photography
Miscellaneous
Miscellaneous
  • Parking
Trail
Trail
  • Hiking 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