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Welcome to FWP Region 2
Region 2
  • FWP Region 2 Headquarters

  • 3201 Spurgin Road
  • Missoula, MT 59804
  • Phone: (406) 542-5500
  • Fax: (406) 542-5529
  • E-mail:
  • Office Hours:
  • Monday-Friday, 8 AM-5 PM
Driving Directions:

From Reserve Street (Highway 93) in Missoula, turn west on Spurgin Road. The office is one mile ahead on the left (south) side of of the road just before it intersects Tower Street.

Northern Rocky Mountain peaks reaching above 10,000 feet and valley trout streams stretching over 1,500 miles define the character of west-central Montana's administrative Region 2.

Over 62% of the region is public land, offering a variety of recreational opportunities to area residents and visitors. Deer, elk, moose, sheep, black bears, and goats inhabit the region, providing a diversity of hunting opportunities. Seventy-two regional fishing access sites serve as gateways to fishing, white-water rafting, floating, and kayaking on the Blackfoot, Clark Fork, and Bitterroot Rivers, while 170 public lakes and reservoirs dot the region and offer additional fishing holes and boating spots.

Region 2 is also home to eleven unique state parks offering opportunities to view wildlife, launch a boat, cast a line, or explore the region's history. Visitors to Granite Ghost Town State Park can relive the history of a silver-mining boom town, Traveler's Rest State Park offers a glimpse into a Lewis and Clark Expedition resting spot, and Salmon Lake recreationists can watch for wildlife, fish, picnic, launch a boat, or water-ski in a woodland setting.

A large, growing urban center for Montana, Region 2 has over 18% of the state's population and only 7% of Montana's land and water area. The region's largest community,Missoula, sits on the banks of the Clark Fork River and is home to the University of Montana.

Recent Region 2 News

The big game hunting season closed on Sunday with elk and mule deer harvest on par with last season, and white-tailed deer harvest solidly higher at all three hunter check stations in west-central Montana.
(Region 2 - Hunting - 12/01/2014)
White-tailed deer harvest picked up markedly at the Bonner Check Station in the fourth week of the general big game hunting season, and whitetail harvest remained higher than last year’s pace at the Anaconda and Darby Check Stations in west-central Montana.
(Region 2 - Hunting - 11/24/2014)
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will offer a wolf trapping certification class in Superior on Sunday, Dec. 7 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the 4H Building on the Mineral County Fairgrounds (corner of 5th Avenue East and Pennsylvania).
(Region 2 - Education - 11/18/2014)
Cold temperatures and snowfall kept hunter participation and harvest slow but steady in the third week of the general big game hunting season in west-central Montana.
(Region 2 - Hunting - 11/18/2014)