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Wildlife Management Area

Difficult AccessibilityDifficult Accessibility

 
 

 
Open: Jan 1 - Dec 31
Size: 1310 acres
Elevation: 2188 ft
Nearest Town: Malta



Management Goal
Management Goal

Waterfowl and Upland Gamebird production and hunting area.

Directions
Directions

Turn north off of Highway 2 on County Road 343 at Sleeping Buffalo Rock. Follow county road along east side of Nelson Reservoir. Both units are located approximately 1.5 miles west of Nelson Reservoir off county road or access trail.
(Lat 48.524, Lng -107.472)

Contact Information
Contact Information

Scott Thompson
PO Box 447
Malta, MT   59538
(406) 265-6177
SThompson2@mt.gov

Hunting/Trapping Opportunities
Hunting/Trapping Opportunities
Beaver Go To Field Guide Field Guide
Ducks Go To Hunting Guide Hunting Guide
Geese Go To Hunting Guide Hunting Guide
Mink Go To Field Guide Field Guide
Mule Deer Go To Field Guide Field Guide Go To Hunting Guide Hunting 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
White-tailed Deer Go To Field Guide Field Guide Go To Hunting Guide Hunting Guide
Hunting Access System
Hunting Access System

Access by County Road. Primarily walk-in hunting only.

Restrictions & Closures
Restrictions & Closures
Management Restriction
CLOSED (12/1 - 5/14)
No antler collecting.
Seasonal Restriction
CLOSED (12/1 - 5/14)
Closed to protect deer and elk during the critical winter period.
Activities
Activities
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Hunting
Sanitation/Water
Sanitation/Water
  • Difficult Accessibility
    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.

Abundance Codes
Common Abundance = Common   Uncommon Abundance = Uncommon   Rare Abundance = Rare  
Incidental Occurrence = Incidental   Historic Occurrence = Historic Occurrence   Abundance Unknown = Unknown Abundance