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Welcome to FWP Region 7

Fish, Wildlife and Park's, Region 7 is located in southeastern Montana. The region continues to be known for its hunting and fishing opportunities with small towns and friendly people. The landscape is a prairie environment with rolling grass-covered hills, badland buttes, ponderosa pine-covered expanses and river drainages with groves of cottonwood trees bordering agricultural fields. 75% of the land base is privately owned so most recreational opportunities involve landowner cooperation and permission.

The region provides excellent mule deer and antelope hunting. Upland game bird and waterfowl opportunities are available. Fishing in ponds/reservoirs and 3 major rivers, the Missouri, Yellowstone and Tongue, provide a unique warm water fishing experience. The paddlefish season in the spring is only available in eastern Montana. Wildlife can be viewed in many locations across the landscape.

The region has 6 state parks, 4 wildlife management areas and numerous fishing access sites for your enjoyment. Bring the family for a summer vacation or fall hunting trip and experience the beauty and wildlife of the region.

Recent Region 7 News

Community partners make Gartside FAS enhancements possible


Montana Fish, Wildlife, & Parks just completed a major enhancement project at Gartside Reservoir Fishing Access Site in Richland County, but it would not have been possible without the vision of the Sidney Area Chamber of Commerce Leadership group and help from many area businesses, organizations and volunteers.

(Region 7 - Recreation News)

Fox Lake Wildlife Management Area Dry, No Opportunity for Waterfowl


Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks are letting hunters know that the Fox Lake Wildlife Management Area (WMA) is currently dry and will offer no opportunity for waterfowl hunting this coming season. There will also be restricted access in the WMA, but some hunting opportunity is available for other species.

(Region 7 - Hunting)

TIP-MONT works 24-7 to stop poachers


Montana's outdoor crime-stopper help line, TIP-MONT, has a new online option to report poachers and other hunting-season violators.

(Region 7 - Enforcement)