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Wildlife Management Area on the Yellowstone River

Most Difficult AccessibilityMost Difficult Accessibility

 
 

 
Open: Jan 1 - Dec 31
Size: 948 acres
Elevation: 1949 ft
Nearest Town: Sidney

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/Trapping Opportunities
Hunting/Trapping Opportunities
Ducks Go To Hunting Guide Hunting Guide
Geese Go To Hunting Guide Hunting Guide
Mourning Dove 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

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

Restrictions & Closures
Restrictions & Closures
Activities
Activities
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Hunting
  • Photography
Boat Services
Boat Services
  • Hand Launch
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.

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