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Madison-Bear Creek

Wildlife Management Area

Site Facts

  • Open:May 15 - Dec 2
  • Size: 3458 acres
  • Elevation: 6575 ft
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
  • FWP Region 3 Headquarters
  • 1400 South 19th Ave
  • Bozeman, MT   59718
  • (406) 994-6341
  • juliecunningham@mt.gov
Hunting/Trapping Opportunities

Hunting/Trapping Opportunities

Species

Field Guide

Hunting Guide

Black Bear

Field Guide Go To Field Guide

Hunting Guide Go To Hunting Guide

Blue Grouse

Field Guide Go To Field Guide

Bobcat

Field Guide Go To Field Guide

Elk

Field Guide Go To Field Guide

Hunting Guide Go To Hunting Guide

Moose

Field Guide Go To Field Guide

Hunting Guide Go To Hunting Guide

Mountain Goat

Field Guide Go To Field Guide

Hunting Guide Go To Hunting Guide

Mountain Lion

Field Guide Go To Field Guide

Hunting Guide Go To Hunting Guide

Mule Deer

Field Guide Go To Field Guide

Hunting Guide Go To Hunting Guide

Pine Marten

Field Guide Go To Field Guide

Ruffed Grouse

Field Guide Go To Field Guide

Spruce Grouse

Field Guide Go To Field Guide

White-tailed Deer

Field Guide Go To Field Guide

Hunting Guide Go To Hunting Guide

Wolverine

Field Guide Go To 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.

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