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Welcome to FWP Region 6
Region 6
  • FWP Region 6 Headquarters

  • 54078 US Hwy 2 W
  • Glasgow, MT 59230
  • Phone: (406) 228-3700
  • Fax: (406) 228-8161
  • E-mail:
  • Office Hours:
  • Monday-Friday, 8 AM-5 PM
  • Havre Area Resource Office

  • 2165 Hwy 2 East
  • Havre, MT 59501
  • Phone: (406) 265-6177
  • Fax: (406) 265-6123
  • E-mail:
  • Office Hours:
  • Monday-Friday, 10 AM-2 PM

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.

Game Damage

Report Region 6 Game Damage Success

Public Pond Fishing Guide

Region 6 2012–13 Public Pond Fishing Guide (PDF icon and link 2.1 MB)

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.

Fort Peck Management Plan 2012–2022 (PDF icon and link 711 KB)

Recent Region 6 News

For the first time, the Fort Peck Multi-Species Fish Hatchery will be using one of the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks helicopters to stock fingerling rainbow trout to many Region 6 public and private ponds that are opened for public fishing.
(Region 6 - Fishing - 03/31/2014)
A Minnesota man has been ordered to pay $2,070 in fines and restitution for allowing his teenage son to illegally kill a 5x5 bull elk in the Larb Hills area of the Missouri River Breaks during the 2013 archery hunting season.
(Region 6 - Enforcement - 03/25/2014)
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks biologists say lower Fort Peck Reservoir water levels have had an impact on some fish populations, but benefits are still being realized from good water years in 2008 through 2011.
(Region 6 - Fishing - 03/25/2014)
A bow hunter education course and field day will take place in Havre in late April. The classes will run from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. on April 21, 23 and 25 at the Hill County Electric Cooperative Hospitality Room, 2121 U.S. Highway 2 West. A mandatory field day session, which is also open to students who have taken the bow hunter education course online, is set from 8 a.m. to noon on April 26 at a site one mile past the Rookery shooting range on Badlands Road north of town.
(Region 6 - Education - 03/17/2014)