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Calf Creek

Wildlife Management Area

Site Facts

  • Open:Apr 15 - Dec 2
  • Size: 2333 acres
  • Elevation: 5079 ft

Opens noon on April 15. Few elk inhabit Calf Creek WMA during 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. Hunting at Calf Creek is by foot, horseback, or mountain bike, and the primary quarry is elk. Regulations for Hunting District 261 apply to Calf Creek WMA. The primary management goal of Calf Creek WMA 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

In Ravalli County, Calf Creek WMA is located 8 miles east of Hamilton. From Missoula, take US Highway 93 south about 40 miles to the Corvallis turnoff. Turn east onto Route 373 and drive 2 miles to the town of Corvallis. Turn right (south) onto the East Side Highway then east on Hamilton Heights Road. Drive to the end of Hamilton Heights Road to WMA.
(Lat 46.278 , Lng -113.98 )

Contact Information

Contact Information

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

Hunting Access System

Area is open to non-motorized access from May 15 through December 1. Recreationists accompanied by dogs from May 15 through October 14. Partial opening April 15 through May 14. For more information, please contact the Region 2 Headquarter office.

Restrictions & Closures

Restrictions & Closures

Management Restriction

CLOSED (12/1 - 5/14)
Northern signed portion closed to protect wildlife during critical winter period.

Motorized Vehicle Restriction

CLOSED (1/1 - 12/31)
Closed to motorized vehicles.

Pet Restriction

CLOSED (10/15 - 5/14)
No dogs allowed from October 15-May 14.

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