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Canyon Ferry

Wildlife Management Area

Site Facts

  • Open:Jan 1 - Dec 31
  • Size: 5129 acres
  • Elevation: 3812 ft

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 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.

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 (M-R)

Birds (S-Z)

Abundance Code Definitions

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