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Wildlife Management Area

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Open: May 15 - Dec 2
Size: 9408 acres
Elevation: 5135 ft
Nearest Town: Utica

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/Trapping Opportunities
Hunting/Trapping Opportunities
Antelope 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 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.
Activities
Activities
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Hunting
  • Photography
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 (D-L)
 Mammals
Abundance Codes
Common Abundance = Common   Uncommon Abundance = Uncommon   Rare Abundance = Rare  
Incidental Occurrence = Incidental   Historic Occurrence = Historic Occurrence   Abundance Unknown = Unknown Abundance