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Wildlife Management Area

Moderate AccessibilityModerate Accessibility

 
 

 
Open: May 15 - Dec 2
Size: 3458 acres
Elevation: 6575 ft
Nearest Town: Ennis



Management Goal
Management Goal

To provide habitat for a variety of wildlife, including elk, mule deer, black bears, grizzly bears, mountain grouse and nongame species along the face of the Madison Range.

Contact Information
Contact Information

Julie Cunningham
1400 South 19th Ave
Bozeman, MT   59718
994-6341
juliecunningham@mt.gov

Hunting/Trapping Opportunities
Hunting/Trapping Opportunities
Black Bear Go To Field Guide Field Guide Go To Hunting Guide Hunting Guide
Blue Grouse Go To Field Guide Field Guide
Bobcat Go To Field Guide Field Guide
Elk Go To Field Guide Field Guide Go To Hunting Guide Hunting Guide
Moose Go To Field Guide Field Guide Go To Hunting Guide Hunting Guide
Mountain Goat Go To Field Guide Field Guide Go To Hunting Guide Hunting Guide
Mountain Lion 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
Pine Marten Go To Field Guide Field Guide
Ruffed Grouse Go To Field Guide Field Guide
Spruce Grouse Go To Field Guide Field Guide
White-tailed Deer Go To Field Guide Field Guide Go To Hunting Guide Hunting Guide
Wolverine Go To Field Guide Field Guide
Hunting Access System
Hunting Access System

Road to parking lot - then walk-in.

Restrictions & Closures
Restrictions & Closures
Management Restriction
CLOSED (12/1 - 5/14)
Closed to protect wildlife during critical winter period.
Seasonal Restriction
OPEN (5/15 - 11/30)
Opens noon on May 15.
Activities
Activities
  • Camping
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Hunting
Sanitation/Water
Sanitation/Water
  • Difficult Accessibility
    Pack in/Pack out
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