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Wildlife Management Area

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Open: Jan 1 - Dec 31
Size: 11466 acres
Elevation: 3770 ft
Nearest Town: Fairfield


Freezout Lake wildlife management area was created to provide habitat for waterfowl and upland game bird production, public hunting and wildlife viewing opportunities. Year-round wildlife viewing is possible, including upland game birds and raptors in the winter, waterfowl migrations in spring and fall, as well as waterfowl and shorebirds in the summer.

Brochure (PDF)



Management Goal
Management Goal

To provide, sustain and enhance habitat for waterfowl and upland game bird production and provide public hunting and viewing opportunities.

Directions
Directions

Teton County in north central Montana 40 miles west of Great Falls along US Highway 89 between Fairfield and Choteau - Access to area from US Highway 89, or Frontage Road from Fairfield, to various turnouts and parking areas year-round.
(Lat 47.659, Lng -112.038)

Contact Information
Contact Information

Brent Lonner
Fairfield, MT   59436
(406) 467-2488
blonner@mt.gov
During waterfowl and migration seasons.
(406) 467-2646

Hunting/Trapping Opportunities
Hunting/Trapping Opportunities
Ducks Go To Hunting Guide Hunting Guide
Geese Go To Hunting Guide Hunting Guide
Gray Partridge (Hungarian Partridge) Go To Field Guide Field Guide
Mourning Dove Go To Field Guide Field Guide
Muskrat Go To Field Guide Field Guide
Ring-necked Pheasant Go To Field Guide Field Guide
Sharp-tailed Grouse Go To Field Guide Field Guide
Swans Go To Hunting Guide Hunting Guide
Hunting Access System
Hunting Access System

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

Restrictions & Closures
Restrictions & Closures
Management Restriction
Commercial use prohibited.
Motorized Vehicle Restriction
CLOSED (10/1 - 1/15)
Internal roads closed during hunting season.
Seasonal Restriction
CLOSED (10/1 - 1/15)
Seasonal fall hunting and access closure on portion of the WMA.
Stay Limit
Maximum stay of 14 days allowed.
Activities
Activities
  • Hiking
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Hunting
  • Photography
Boat Services
Boat Services
  • Hand Launch
Campground
Campground
  • Easy Accessibility
    Campsite
  • Primitive Campsite
Other Recreation
Other Recreation
  • Easy Accessibility
    Waterfowl Blind
Picnic Site
Picnic Site
  • Easy Accessibility
    Picnic Table
  • Easy Accessibility
    Unsheltered
Sanitation/Water
Sanitation/Water
  • Pack in/Pack out
  • Easy Accessibility
    Toilet (Vault)
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)
Abundance Codes
Common Abundance = Common   Uncommon Abundance = Uncommon   Rare Abundance = Rare  
Incidental Occurrence = Incidental   Historic Occurrence = Historic Occurrence   Abundance Unknown = Unknown Abundance