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Wildlife Management Area

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Open: May 15 - Dec 2
Size: 31947 acres
Elevation: 4915 ft
Nearest Town: Wolf Creek

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/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
Blue Grouse Go To Field Guide Field 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
Ruffed Grouse Go To Field Guide Field 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. 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
  • Fishing
  • Camping - Back country campsite. Campsite is restricted to a 14-day limit. Camping in designated areas only.
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Hunting
  • Photography
Campground
Campground
  • Back Country 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 (A-C)
 Birds (D-L)
 Birds (M-R)
 Mammals
Abundance Codes
Common Abundance = Common   Uncommon Abundance = Uncommon   Rare Abundance = Rare  
Incidental Occurrence = Incidental   Historic Occurrence = Historic Occurrence   Abundance Unknown = Unknown Abundance