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Fleecer Mountain

Wildlife Management Area

Site Facts

  • Open:May 15 - Dec 2
  • Size: 7394 acres
  • Elevation: 5643 ft
Management Goal

Management Goal

To provide year-round habitat for wildlife, emphasizing winter range for elk and mule deer and to provide public outdoor recreational opportunities.

Directions

Directions

Approximately 10 miles south of Butte, MT off I-15. Take the Divide exit.
(Lat 45.767 , Lng -112.77 )

Contact Information

Contact Information

  • Vanna Boccadori
  • 1820 Meadowlark Ln
  • Butte, MT   59701
  • (406) 494-2082
  • vboccadori@mt.gov
Hunting/Trapping Opportunities

Hunting/Trapping Opportunities

Species

Field Guide

Hunting Guide

Antelope

Field Guide Go To Field Guide

Hunting Guide Go To Hunting Guide

Black Bear

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Blue Grouse

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Bobcat

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Elk

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Hunting Guide Go To Hunting Guide

Gray Partridge (Hungarian Partridge)

Field Guide Go To Field Guide

Moose

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Hunting Guide Go To Hunting Guide

Mountain Lion

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Mourning Dove

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Mule Deer

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Hunting Guide Go To Hunting Guide

Pine Marten

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Ruffed Grouse

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Sage Grouse

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Snipe

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Spruce Grouse

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White-tailed Deer

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Hunting Guide Go To Hunting Guide

Wolverine

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Hunting Access System

Hunting Access System

Designated open 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.

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 .

Birds (A-C)

  • American Crow Uncommon
  • American Kestrel Rare
  • American Robin Common
  • American Three-toed Woodpecker Common
  • American Tree Sparrow Uncommon
  • Bald Eagle Uncommon
  • Bank Swallow Common
  • Barn Swallow Common
  • Belted Kingfisher Uncommon
  • Black-billed Magpie Common
  • Black-capped Chickadee Common
  • Bohemian Waxwing Common
  • Brewer's Blackbird Common
  • Brewer's Sparrow Common
  • Brown-headed Cowbird Common
  • Cassin's Finch Uncommon
  • Cassin's Vireo Uncommon
  • Cedar Waxwing Common
  • Chipping Sparrow Uncommon
  • Clark's Nutcracker Common
  • Common Nighthawk Common
  • Common Raven Common
  • Cooper's Hawk Uncommon

Birds (D-L)

  • Downy Woodpecker Common
  • Eastern Kingbird Common
  • European Starling Common
  • Golden Eagle Uncommon
  • Golden-crowned Kinglet Common
  • Gray Catbird Uncommon
  • Gray Partridge Uncommon
  • Green-tailed Towhee Uncommon
  • Hermit Thrush Common
  • Horned Lark Common
  • House Wren Uncommon
  • Killdeer Rare
  • Lazuli Bunting Common
  • Lewis's Woodpecker Uncommon
  • Lincoln's Sparrow Uncommon
  • Long-billed Curlew Uncommon

Birds (M-R)

  • MacGillivray's Warbler Uncommon
  • Mallard Rare
  • Merlin Uncommon
  • Mountain Bluebird Common
  • Mountain Chickadee Common
  • Mourning Dove Uncommon
  • Northern Flicker Common
  • Northern Goshawk Rare
  • Northern Harrier Uncommon
  • Northern Rough-winged Swallow Common
  • Northern Shrike Uncommon
  • Northern Waterthrush Common
  • Olive-sided Flycatcher Common
  • Osprey Rare
  • Pine Siskin Common
  • Prairie Falcon Rare
  • Red Crossbill Uncommon
  • Red-eyed Vireo Uncommon
  • Red-naped Sapsucker Uncommon
  • Red-tailed Hawk Common
  • Red-winged Blackbird Common
  • Rock Pigeon Uncommon
  • Rock Wren Common
  • Rough-legged Hawk Common
  • Ruby-crowned Kinglet Common

Birds (S-Z)

  • Sage Thrasher Uncommon
  • Sandhill Crane Uncommon
  • Savannah Sparrow Common
  • Say's Phoebe Uncommon
  • Song Sparrow Common
  • Townsend's Solitaire Common
  • Tree Swallow Common
  • Turkey Vulture Common
  • Veery Uncommon
  • Vesper Sparrow Common
  • Violet-green Swallow Rare
  • Warbling Vireo Common
  • Western Kingbird Uncommon
  • Western Meadowlark Common
  • Western Tanager Common
  • Western Wood-Pewee Common
  • White-crowned Sparrow Uncommon
  • Williamson's Sapsucker Common
  • Willow Flycatcher Common
  • Wilson's Snipe Uncommon
  • Yellow Warbler Common

Fish

  • Brook Trout Species present with Unknown abundance level
  • Columbia Slimy Sculpin Species present with Unknown abundance level
  • Westslope Cutthroat Trout Species present with Unknown abundance level

Mammals

  • Badger Rare
  • Black Bear Rare
  • Bobcat Species present with Unknown abundance level
  • Bushy-tailed Woodrat Species present with Unknown abundance level
  • Columbian Ground Squirrel Common
  • Coyote Common
  • Deer Mouse Common
  • Dusky or Montane Shrew Species present with Unknown abundance level
  • Elk or Wapiti Common
  • Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel Species present with Unknown abundance level
  • Gray Wolf Uncommon
  • Heather Vole Species present with Unknown abundance level
  • Long-tailed Vole Species present with Unknown abundance level
  • Long-tailed Weasel Species present with Unknown abundance level
  • Marten Species present with Unknown abundance level
  • Montane Vole Species present with Unknown abundance level
  • Moose Rare
  • Mountain Cottontail Common
  • Mountain Lion Rare
  • Mule Deer Common
  • Porcupine Rare
  • Pronghorn Common
  • Pygmy Rabbit Historic
  • Raccoon Species present with Unknown abundance level
  • Red Fox Species present with Unknown abundance level
  • Red Squirrel Species present with Unknown abundance level
  • Snowshoe Hare Species present with Unknown abundance level
  • Southern Red-backed Vole Species present with Unknown abundance level
  • Vagrant Shrew Species present with Unknown abundance level
  • Water Shrew Species present with Unknown abundance level
  • Water Vole Species present with Unknown abundance level
  • Western Jumping Mouse Species present with Unknown abundance level
  • White-tailed Deer Common
  • White-tailed Jack Rabbit Uncommon
  • Yellow-pine Chipmunk Species present with Unknown abundance level

Abundance Code Definitions

  • Common Common Abundance
  • UncommonUncommon Abundance
  • RareRare Abundance
  • IncidentalIncidental Occurrence
  • Historic OccurrenceHistoric Occurrence
  • Unknown AbundanceAbundance Unknown