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Elk Island

Wildlife Management Area on the Yellowstone River

Site Facts

  • Open:Jan 1 - Dec 31
  • Size: 948 acres
  • Elevation: 1949 ft

Limited access for trailers and RV's.

Elk Island Wildlife Management Area is located on the Yellowstone River 52 miles from the mouthIntake Dam is the next access site upstream from Elk Island. 

Management Goal

Management Goal

To provide maximum hunting opportunities, primarily for white-tailed deer and pheasants, while also maintaining wildlife populations and the unique riparian ecosystem in a viable and healthy condition.

Directions

Directions

Richland County, approximately two miles southeast of Savage - between mileposts 32 and 33 on Highway 16, then one mile northeast on an all-weather road.
(Lat 47.469 , Lng -104.314 )

Contact Information

Contact Information

  • Melissa Foster
  • PO Box 342
  • Wibaux, MT   59353
  • (406) 796-5766
  • mfoster@mt.gov
Hunting Access System

Hunting Access System

Walk-in hunting only from county roads and trails to fishing access sites

Restrictions & Closures

Restrictions & Closures

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