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Judith River

Wildlife Management Area

Site Facts

  • Open:May 15 - Dec 2
  • Size: 9408 acres
  • Elevation: 5135 ft

Opens noon on May 15.

Management Goal

Management Goal

To provide high-quality and abundant vegetation for wintering elk and other wildlife species, to keep elk numbers in balance with available winter and early spring forage, and to provide public recreational opportunities.

Directions

Directions

From U. S. Highway 87 at Windham (seven miles east of Stanford), take paved route 239 south for 11 miles to Utica; from Utica take the main gravel road heading southwest along the north side of the Judith River for nine miles to Sapphire Village; then turn right on the first road just past the village and proceed 1.5 miles west to the Judith River WMA headquarters.
(Lat 46.888 , Lng -110.307 )

Contact Information

Contact Information

  • FWP Region 4 Headquarters
  • 4600 Giant Springs Rd
  • Great Falls, MT   59405
  • (406) 454-5840
  • fwprg42@mt.gov
Hunting Access System

Hunting Access System

SEE TRAVEL PLAN MAP. Travel plans specifies open/closed roads and specific parking/camping locations.

Restrictions & Closures

Restrictions & Closures

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.