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Milk River - Sleeping Buffalo

Wildlife Management Area

Site Facts

  • Open:Jan 1 - Dec 31
  • Size: 1310 acres
  • Elevation: 2188 ft
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 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.

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 Code Definitions

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