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Wildlife Management Area

Moderate AccessibilityModerate Accessibility

 
 

 
Open: Jan 1 - Dec 31
Size: 5129 acres
Elevation: 3812 ft
Nearest Town: Helena

Canyon Ferry WMA is an excellent place to see migrating waterfowl and many nesting birds.

Management goal: To provide and improve habitat for ducks, geese and nongame species and to provide wildlife viewing and hunting opportunities. Hunting opportunities: Archery, shotgun, muzzleloader and traditional handgun for white-tailed deer; bird hunting for pheasants, ducks and Canada geese.



Management Goal
Management Goal

To provide and improve habitat for ducks, geese and nongame species and to provide wildlife viewing and hunting opportunities.

Directions
Directions

From U. S. Highway 287 on the west and Highway 284 on the east, Canyon Ferry WMA can be reached by several gravel roads. Also, from Townsend, one can follow U. S. Highway 12 east for a short distance, then turn north onto Harrison Road. Gravel roads heading off this road lead to the WMA.
(Lat 46.374, Lng -111.556)

Contact Information
Contact Information

Adam Grove
FWP Region 3 Headquarters
1400 South 19th Avenue
Bozeman, MT   59718
(406) 266-3367
adgrove@mt.gov

Hunting/Trapping Opportunities
Hunting/Trapping Opportunities
Ducks Go To Hunting Guide Hunting Guide
Geese Go To Hunting Guide Hunting Guide
Moose 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
Ring-necked Pheasant Go To Field Guide Field Guide
White-tailed Deer Go To Field Guide Field Guide Go To Hunting Guide Hunting Guide
Hunting Access System
Hunting Access System

Designated road and parking area. Walk on dikes.

Restrictions & Closures
Restrictions & Closures
Boating Restriction
CLOSED (3/1 - 8/31)
Closed to watercraft to protect nesting waterfowl.
Pet Restriction
RESTRICTED (3/1 - 6/30)
Unrestrained dogs are prohibited from March 1 through June 30.
Stay Limit
Maximum stay of 14 days allowed.
Activities
Activities
  • Camping
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Hunting
Boat Services
Boat Services
  • Ramp (Gravel)
Miscellaneous
Miscellaneous
  • Parking
  • Easy Accessibility
    Parking
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.

 Birds (A-C)
 Birds (D-L)
 Birds (S-Z)
Abundance Codes
Common Abundance = Common   Uncommon Abundance = Uncommon   Rare Abundance = Rare  
Incidental Occurrence = Incidental   Historic Occurrence = Historic Occurrence   Abundance Unknown = Unknown Abundance