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Sun River

Wildlife Management Area

Site Facts

  • Open:May 15 - Dec 2
  • Size: 19771 acres
  • Elevation: 4954 ft

Important Notice

Commercial use prohibited

Opens noon on May 15.

Management Goal

Management Goal

To maintain and enhance habitat diversity and quality for elk and other wildlife species currently utilizing the WMA, and to provide hunting and wildlife viewing opportunities.

Directions

Directions

In Lewis and Clark County, approximately 9 miles northwest of Augusta. The north edge of the WMA is south of the Sun River as it leaves Sun Canyon. From Augusta, take the Gibson Reservoir/Sun Canyon Road northwest approximately 3.5 miles. Where the road splits, take the left fork to the counties road end at WMA Boundary.
(Lat 47.583 , Lng -112.642 )

Contact Information

Contact Information

  • Brent Lonner
  • Fairfield, MT   59436
  • (406) 467-2488
  • blonner@mt.gov
Hunting Access System

Hunting Access System

SEE TRAVEL PLAN MAP. Travel plan specifies open/closes roads and specific parking/camping locations. GRIZZLY BEAR ALERT/PRESENCE!

Restrictions & Closures

Restrictions & Closures

Management Restriction

Commercial use prohibited

Advisory for Public Safety

RESTRICTED (5/15 - 11/30)
Mandatory food storage requirements

Management Restriction

CLOSED (12/1 - 5/14)
Closed to protect wildlife during the critical winter period.

Management Restriction

Commercial use prohibited

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