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Welcome to FWP Region 6

Stretching from the shortgrass prairie south of the Canadian border to the fertile cropland along the Milk and Missouri rivers, Region 6 offers recreational opportunities as limitless as the eastern Montana horizon.

Antelope and mule deer inhabit the open and rougher terrain. White-tailed deer abound along rivers and streams, and world-class elk and bighorn sheep herds inhabit the Missouri River Breaks along sprawling Fort Peck Reservoir. The productive Prairie Pothole region produces thousands of ducks and geese. Pheasants are found in agricultural areas, and native sharp-tailed and sage grouse are plentiful in grassy and prairie habitat.

Anglers target walleye, northern pike, Chinook salmon, lake trout and smallmouth bass in Fort Peck Reservoir, and the Missouri River both above and below the lake offers great fishing for a variety of native and introduced species. Smaller reservoirs, such as Nelson near Malta and Fresno and Beaver Creek near Havre, provide more good fishing.

Hunters and anglers rarely experience crowding in this least populous region of the state, but the communities along Montana's Hi-Line offer plenty of accommodations and amenities for visitors and residents alike.

Kids to Fish

2017 Spring Turkey Hunting

Game Damage

Public Pond Fishing Guide

Fort Peck Reservoir Fisheries Management Plan 2012–2022

The Fort Peck Fisheries Management Plan will guide the Department's management activities on the reservoir for the next 10 years. Included in this plan are prescriptions for managing the major game species, including walleye, northern pike, smallmouth bass, sauger, lake trout and Chinook salmon. The prescriptions for each species include goals for stocking, goals for population size, goals for angler catch rates, and research needs. The plan also discusses the management approach for fishing tournaments, water quality and zooplankton monitoring, and dealing with aquatic invasive species.

Recent Region 6 News

Fish and Wildlife Commission Ruled on Proposed No-Wake Zones in Fort Peck Area

Thu Apr 20 10:56:11 MDT 2017

The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission held a meeting on Friday, April 14 at Montana Wild in Helena, and took up a wide array of issues including final decisions on several no-wake zone proposals. Two of these proposals were in the Fort Peck area; one in Fort Peck Reservoir in Duck Creek Bay, and one in the Fort Peck Dredge Cuts.

(Region 6 - Commission)

Bowhunter Education Class Offered in Havre, for Youth and Adults

Thu Apr 13 16:57:50 MDT 2017

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Bowhunter Education course dates have been set for the first courses in the Havre area for this year. There will be a regular youth classroom course starting April 24, and an adult online “field day” course on April 29.

(Region 6 - Education)

Mussel Alert and Boater Program Talks Set for Havre on April 12

Tue Apr 11 16:39:46 MDT 2017

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will host an open house in Havre on April 12 to discuss the upcoming watercraft inspection season, new regulations, and Local Boater program certification. The open house will also focus on Montana’s plan to detect, contain, and prevent the spread of invasive mussels and other aquatic invasive species, and will go over new rules regarding transportation of aquatic bait (such as minnows and leeches).

(Region 6 - Aquatic Invasive Species)