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Welcome to FWP Region 3
Region 3
  • FWP Region 3 Office

  • 1400 South 19th
  • Bozeman, MT 59718
  • Phone: (406) 994-4042
  • Phone: (406) 994-4043
  • Fax: (406) 994-4090
  • E-mail: fwprg3@mt.gov
  • Office Hours:
  • Monday-Friday, 8 AM-5 PM
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  • Helena Area Resource Office

  • 930 Custer Ave. W.
  • Helena, MT 59620
  • Phone: (406) 495-3260
  • Fax: (406) 495-3273
  • Office Hours:
  • Monday-Friday, 8 AM-5 PM
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  • Butte Area Resource Office

  • 1820 Meadowlark Lane
  • Butte, MT 59701
  • Phone: (406) 494-1953
  • Office Hours:
  • Monday-Friday, 12:30 PM-4:15 PM

FWP's administrative Region 3 is located in southwest Montana and includes the counties of Beaverhead, Broadwater, Gallatin, Jefferson, Lewis and Clark, Madison, Park, Silver Bow, and part of Deer Lodge. Region 3 encompasses 18,089 square miles, which is more than 12 percent of the total land area of Montana. About 60 percent of the region is made up of public lands administered by the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management.

Southwest Montana is made up of broad valleys comprised of prairie habitats of grasslands, sagebrush, and wooded riparian areas rising to foothills and mountains as high as 11,000 feet in elevation. Most of the lower lands are privately-owned, while most of the higher reaches are federally-owned by the U.S. Forest Service or Bureau of Land Management.

Region 3 is home to nine state parks, including Montana's oldest—Lewis and Clark Caverns—and Bannack State Park, the site of the first Territorial Capital. The region is headwaters to some of the most renowned trout rivers in the U.S., including the Madison, Gallatin, Jefferson, upper Missouri, upper Yellowstone, Beaverhead, and Big Hole. About 26 percent of Montana's angling takes place in Region 3, and the region boasts 95 fishing access sites. Big game hunting is a major draw in southwest Montana. Approximately 50 percent of the elk harvest in the entire state happens in Region 3.

Recent Region 3 News

Registration is now open for the fall 2014 hunter education course in Bozeman. Online registration is required for the course which begins Sept. 8 at Chief Joseph Middle School.
(Region 3 - Education - 08/18/2014)
The Belgrade hunter class begins August 25 at the Bridge at Belgrade Church and is currently open to online registration with spaces filling up quickly.
(Region 3 - Education - 08/18/2014)
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will hold a public hearing on a proposal to establish a wolf management stamp on Thursday, Aug. 14 at 6 p.m. at its Region Three headquarters in Bozeman (1400 S. 19th Ave.).
(Region 3 - Fish & Wildlife - 08/13/2014)
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ Region 3 Citizens’ Advisory Committee will meet in Bozeman on Thursday, August 14 at the FWP Regional Office (1400 S. 19th Ave.) from 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.
(Region 3 - Councils & Committees - 08/11/2014)
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will temporarily close the south campground at Greycliff Fishing Access Site on the Madison River south of Three Forks during an improvement project aimed at upgrading campsites beginning August 4.
(Region 3 - Fishing - 07/31/2014)