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Wildlife Management Area

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Open: May 15 - Dec 2
Size: 19771 acres
Elevation: 4954 ft
Nearest Town: Augusta

IMPORTANT NOTICE:
Posted

Commercial use prohibited
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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/Trapping Opportunities
Hunting/Trapping Opportunities
Antelope Go To Field Guide Field Guide Go To Hunting Guide Hunting Guide
Black Bear Go To Field Guide Field Guide Go To Hunting Guide Hunting Guide
Elk 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
White-tailed Deer Go To Field Guide Field Guide Go To Hunting Guide Hunting Guide
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.
Activities
Activities
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Hunting
Campground
Campground
  • Primitive Campsite
Sanitation/Water
Sanitation/Water
  • 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.

 Amphibians
 Birds
 Birds (A-C)
 Birds (D-L)
 Birds (M-R)
Abundance Codes
Common Abundance = Common   Uncommon Abundance = Uncommon   Rare Abundance = Rare  
Incidental Occurrence = Incidental   Historic Occurrence = Historic Occurrence   Abundance Unknown = Unknown Abundance