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Freezout Lake

Wildlife Management Area

Site Facts

  • Open:Jan 1 - Dec 31
  • Size: 11466 acres
  • Elevation: 3770 ft


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.

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 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.

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 (D-L)

Birds (M-R)

Abundance Code Definitions

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