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Beartooth

Wildlife Management Area

Site Facts

  • Open:May 15 - Dec 2
  • Size: 31947 acres
  • Elevation: 4915 ft

Opens noon on May 15. All of Montana's big game animals live on or visit the WMA at various times. Upland game birds, song birds, raptors, furbearers and numerous small mammals can be found through much of the year. The WMA is closed to all visitation from the end of the big game hunting season until May 15 each year. Beartooth WMA was created to provide wildlife habitat for a variety of species, primarily elk, and to provide recreational opportunities.

Management Goal

Management Goal

To provide highly productive, diverse vegetative communities providing quality forage and cover for native wildlife species, emphasizing mule deer and elk, while providing public hunting and outdoor recreational opportunities.

Directions

Directions

In Lewis and Clark and Cascade counties about 40 miles north of Helena and 60 miles south of Great Falls. Exit I-15 at Wolf Creek and take the Missouri River Road east to Wolf Creek Bridge; turn south on Beartooth Road, which runs along the east side of the Missouri River and Holter Lake, and follow signs to the WMA.
(Lat 46.945 , Lng -111.844 )

Contact Information

Contact Information

  • Cory Loecker
  • 4600 Giant Springs Rd
  • Great Falls, MT   59405
  • (406) 454-5864
  • cloecker@mt.gov
Hunting Access System

Hunting Access System

SEE TRAVEL PLAN MAP. Voluntary harvest check system.

Restrictions & Closures

Restrictions & Closures

Management Restriction

CLOSED (1/1 - 12/31)
Commercial use prohibited.

Management Restriction

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

Seasonal Restriction

OPEN (5/15 - 11/30)
Opens noon on May 15.

Activities

Activities & Facilities

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 (M-R)

Abundance Code Definitions

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